Palacio Taranco, located in front of the Plaza Zabala, in the heart of the Old City of Montevideo, Uruguay, is a palace erected in the early 20th century during a period in which the architectural style was influenced by French architecture. It was designed by French architects Charles Louis Girault and Jules Chifflot León, who also designed the Petit Palais and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This building contains European furniture and drapings and currently contains the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montevideo. The palace is often used as a meeting place by the Uruguayan government.
The palace was erected on the site of Montevideo's first theatre in the historical centre of the city which had been built in 1793. The Taranco Ortiz family commissioned the construction of the building in 1907 and it was completed in 1910. In 1943 the Uruguayan state purchased the residence and part of the furniture and gained access to its works of art, but it wasn't until 1972 that it became a museum, and it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
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Edixon Farfan | Oct 21, 2017
Great place to throwback to 20th century
David R | Mar 2, 2018
Terrible Terrible tourist attraction. Was closed 13:00 Till 16:00 on a weekday. Avoid.
Carbo Kuo | Nov 26, 2017
Closed on Sunday. Inconvenient for weekend tourists.
Bárbara Borges | Apr 13, 2016
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.
Paula Cipriani | Feb 28, 2018
Experiência maravilhosa, imperdível a visita ao Palácio Taranco. A entrada é gratuita, como muitos museus na Ciudad Vieja. O Palácio está em restauração, então só temos acesso a uma parte (mesmo assim é muita coisa, pois ele é enorme). Fique de olho nos horários, costuma abrir depois do almoço apenas. Cada quarto é cheio de detalhes lindos, pinturas, móveis, além da arquitetura.
Roberto Graziotin | Apr 26, 2018
Thomas Lutz | Jun 4, 2018
Mauro Kusznir | Jun 22, 2018
A great example of 19 th century architecture. Nice employees. Free of charge.
mercedes laurenzano | Jul 3, 2018
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