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Museo del Gaucho or also known in English as The Museum of the Gaucho and the Currency is a museum in Montevideo which exhibits stunning things according to the life of Gaucho such as horse gear, silver and gold spurs, broad gaucho belts, and many more. The museum is located in the Palacio Herber and was placed on July 18, 1000. The museum was designed in an eclectist style, with the dominance of French, Renaissance, with also Italian faces in it. The museum is open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. For school children, you can book your own time on Tuesday to Friday by calling the hotline at 2900 8764. Excited to see what things you can do in this museum? Below are some recommendations for you.
Museo del Gaucho Visit and Tours
Since the museum is located in a three-story building, The Gaucho Museum took place on the third floor of the building. Inside The Gaucho Museum, you will see so many collections related to horse such as horse geard and broad gaucho belts. Not only luxury things that related to horse, there are also several luxury things in humans' life such as tobacco-smoking equipment and mate gourds which are used on the ritual drink in some parts of the world. More than that, you can also check Aparicio Saravia sword which was used during the political revolutionary. For the supporters of Uruguayans' National political party, this museum will bring you to the real sides of Montevideo. Take the tour inside The Gaucho Museum and get yourself amazed with its luxury collections.
No one is not interested in money. Inside The Museum of Money or The Mint Museum, you will discover some collections related to the history of bank such as numerous counting machined and an enormous handwritten ledger which will gives you goosebumps. Even though there are no English explanation on the collections, you can still indentify the collections easily. Take the tour inside The Museum of Money and let yourself get some knowledges about bank.
Tired and hungry after going around the museum? Go to the next door of the museum building and take the cage elevator to the second floor, and yeah, welcome to the Clube Brasilieiro. The club inside is very old, almost a hundred years old. The cafe is also appear the same as the club, but that's what special from this coffee shop. The cafe serves many foods and beverages such as fruit smoothies, coffee, and ice cream. If you are a fans of milk mixed with the coffee, you need to order cafe con leche. You will get enough hot milk and strong coffee for three cups. Amazing, right? The highlight of Clube Brasilieiro is its feijoada. This signature dish of Italy is only available in Clube Brasilieiro. For those of you who wants to take an all-you-can-eat package, the package are available on Tuesday and Thursday for 380 pesos includes drink. So, what are you waiting for? Take the tour to the museum and don't forget to get your best meals in Clube Brasileiro.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to go touring on Museo del Gaucho you don't need to pay any tickets for enjoying the park since the plaza is for everyone. If you are planning to go the plaza by car, make sure that you bring some money prepared for the parking ticket.
How To Get Around?
To get around Museo del Gaucho, it is much recommended to go by foot. Make sure that you are wearing something comfortable on your tour for your body and also your feet because you might get some walk around the museum.
What Should I Wear?
If you are going to have a tour on Museo del Gaucho just wear something that is comfortable for you with you since the weather in Uruguay is in average (around 21°C/69°F).
Best Time to Visit
To begin the tour to Museo del Gaucho, it is recommend to start the tour in the morning. The Museo del Gaucho open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything for your tour on this site. Museo del Gaucho Montevideo Uruguay is the place that always got off when taking the public buses around to get to Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) Montevideo.
How To Get There?
Situated in the middle of the city, Museo del Gaucho is a tour destination which located near Plaza Independencia. It is recommended to take the tour to Museo del Gaucho by bus which is going to take around 35 minutes to get there. Make sure that you check the schedule if you want to go there by bus. You can check the schedule on Google. It is also recommended to go to the museum by car. The driving to the museum will take less than 15 minutes.
The tour to Museo del Gaucho will enable you to visit Artigas' tomb and find out about his life, with fascinating actualities imprinted on the encompassing dividers. The catacomb is situated in the focal point of the square, under the landmark. The model reacts to the kind of commendatory court, concocted by the French style, where the hero is the autonomous State. On the focal point of the square ascents the landmark to the legend José Gervasio Artigas. Under it slide a few stairs that prompt the catacomb where his remaining parts rest. The tour will also enable you to visit Plaza Independencia which have so many buildings inside like the Teatro Solis. Also, make sure that you get the location of Museum del Gucho correctly since the museum is located in a small building that may looks like a condominium.