Information about Uruguay: Uruguay officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.42 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. Read More...

Heritages and Museums

Heritages and Museums

National Museum of Visual Arts (Uruguay) a museum in Parque Rodó, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was inaugurated on December 10, 1911. This museum has the largest collection of Uruguayan artists artwork.

The Carnival Museum is located on 25 de Mayo Street in the “Ciudad Vieja” in Montevideo, Uruguay It was built in November, 2006. The museum has galleries on Candombe, Carnival, Uruguayan Carnival and Murga.

The Museum of the Sea, opened in 1996, is a museum of natural history located in La Barra, in the department of Maldonado, Uruguay. It occupies about 2,300 m² and is divided into four large halls, which are open to the public all year round.

Museo del AzulejoMusuem with a global collection of over 5,000 tiles, plus painting, sculpture & ceramic exhibits. Address: Misiones de los Tapes 104, 70000 Colonia del Sacramento.

Museo Ralli, Museum of modern art, with a focus on Latin America, Europe & the surrealist movement. Address: 20100 Punta del Este, Maldonado Department, Uruguay. Phone: +598 4248 3476

The Vilamajó House Museum is located in the house that the architect Julio Vilamajó built for his family in 1930 in Montevideo, being the first modern dwelling to open its doors as a museum house.

The Museo Torres García is located in the historic Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo where unusual portraits of historical icons and cubist paintings akin to Picasso’s paintings, painted by Joaquín Torres…

The Contemporary Art Space Cultural space in a converted 1800s prison featuring free exhibitions of contemporary art. Address: Arenal Grande 1929, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay. Phone: +598 2929 2066

Museo del Hombre y la Tecnología is located in Salto Department, Uruguay. Its exhibitions are devoted to demonstrating how the evolution of technology has influenced the lives of the people…

Museo Portugués Portuguese colonial artifacts & furniture displayed inside an 18th-century adobe & stone home. Address: Henriquez de la Peña, 70000 Col Del Sacramento.

Museo de la Historia del Arte is a museum with a range of art, from prehistoric & Egyptian collections to pieces from Greece & Rome. Address: Ejido 1326, 11200 Montevideo, Uruguay

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