Cabildo Historical Museum

Museo Histórico Cabildo

Tourist experience recommended by the Montevideo Tourist Association.


Its main goals are to present innovative museum proposals and propose a place to dialogue. 

In addition to the above, one of its most important objectives is to design possible connections between its curatorial proposal and the audience it is addressed to, through stories that involve, that generate reflection, knowledge and experience.

It has one of the richest collections in Montevideo, made up of valuable iconographic collections, plans, documents, books, textile pieces and various objects.

The Cabildo y Reales Cárceles building is one of the most outstanding colonial monuments in Montevideo. Its construction dates from 1804 and initially housed chapter functions and prison facilities, located on what was the city's main square, opposite the Cathedral, both buildings representing the two dominant powers in colonial times: the religious and the crown.


Juan Carlos Gómez 1362 esq. Sarandí

Free admission
Monday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm. Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.
Type of audiences
All audiences

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