Museum of Decorative Arts (Taranco Palace)

Museo de Artes Decorativas (Palacio Taranco)
Tourist experience recommended by the Montevideo Tourist Association.


The Museum of Decorative Arts is located in the former residence of the Ortiz de Taranco family.

The house was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the foundations of the old Comedy Theater (the first there was in the city).

The Taranco Palace deserve special recognition in the city for its antiquity and architecture. In 1975 it was declared a Historic Monument of the city. We can enjoy a very valuable architecture when visiting it, with very interesting construction details.

The Museum houses the original furniture and decoration belonging to the Taranco family. It also has a collection of painting and sculpture that contains pieces of great historical and artistic value, belonging to well-known artists such as Goya, Sorolla, Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto), Romero de Torres, Mariano Benlliure, Bouchard, Grégoire, among others.

A complete sample of Mediterranean archeology is exhibited on the lower level of the residence, including original pieces of more than 2,000 years old of Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Muslim origin.


25 de Mayo 376 esq. Solís

Free admission
Monday to Friday from 12:30pm to 5:30pm.
Type of audiences
All audiences

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