Palacio Taranco, Montevideo

4.5
View an extensive collection of decorative arts at Palacio Taranco, featuring rooms stacked with European period furniture, draperies, ornaments, sculptures, textiles, and portrait paintings. French architects Charles Louis Girault and Jules Chifflot León--the creators of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris--designed the palace in the early 20th century. The eclectic interior combines diverse elements from Persian curtains to Flemish tapestries. Climb the marble spiral staircase, which links the lobby with the halls, and walk across the oak floors designed in the style of Versailles. See the dining hall, billiards room, smoking lounge, and library, all lavishly furnished in Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Regency styles. The palace's museum also boasts an important collection of classical art and archeology, including Greco-Roman ceramics. Using our online itinerary creator, Montevideo attractions like Palacio Taranco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very beautiful and worth the visit. Amazing architecture and right in the Center. All very well tended and preserved. There is a museum with exhibits that change, qd we were having about perfumery objects of antiquity, very cool! The Palace is to lose hours of such beauty and renders some amazing photos.
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  • Opulent residence that bears the names of the architects Girault and Chifflot, designers of the Petit Palais in Paris. Paintings of Velazquez, Goya, Teniers, Ribera, ... Perfect example of the house o...  more »
  • There's plenty of objects and well taken care of, by the way. However the visit without guide is very useful because not all have description.
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  • A great example of 19 th century architecture. Nice employees. Free of charge.
  • Terrible Terrible tourist attraction. Was closed 13:00 Till 16:00 on a weekday. Avoid.
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  • Closed on Sunday. Inconvenient for weekend tourists.
  • Beautiful building and inside as well. The furniture and decorations are well preserved and transport you to the Uruguayan aristocracy scene. There exhibits were not that nice when I visited it and there's a terrace not opened to public, such a shame.
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