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Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous

Veinticinco de Mayo 279, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2916 9360
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Semi-interesting Building, but Little Else

Though the building is somewhat nice inside (attractive staircase and skylight), the museum itself... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ASU_DrK
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Phoenix, Arizona
What exhibits they have are interesting.

The museum's in an old building but I got the impression that it's a new museum as it has a new... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
jantoby1
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Chigwell, England
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The MAPI offers its visitors a permanent collection of over 700 archaeological and ethnographic pieces from different Latin American cultures, specially from the different communities who lived in the current uruguayan territory. Also, MAPI offers temporary exhibitions as "Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano", that closes in June, 15th, 2015.
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  • Terrible3%
17 Dec 2017
“What exhibits they have are interesting.”
11 Dec 2017
“Some interesting exhibits”
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 06:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Veinticinco de Mayo 279, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Though the building is somewhat nice inside (attractive staircase and skylight), the museum itself is weak overall and (unlike most MVD museums) they charge an entrance fee. Disappointing and not really worth visiting.

Thank ASU_DrK
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The museum's in an old building but I got the impression that it's a new museum as it has a new feel to it and relatively few exhibits. Half an hour was sufficient to see everything. Maybe I'm a bit biased, having visited the Pre-Colombian...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I enjoyed the video about the various favorite cuts of beef for different countries. The museum is pretty small, so there wasn't much else to really see.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Most of the pre-colombian and all indigenous exhibits were closed for renovation. The only sparse ones we saw were of Mexican cultures. Cost is 100 pesos. Not worth the money or little time it required.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

One floor of pre-Columbian stuff (from all over) and then a really great set of photos from Siberia. Don't expect a great or comprehensive pre-Columbian collection but the Siberian stuff makes up for this. I do not know if the Siberian exhibit is long term

Thank Nathaniel B
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

I was disappointed in this museum. The pre-Columbian art section of the museum is subdivided into geographical sections but is small and not particularly remarkable, especially when compared to that of other Latin American capitals. Furthermore, most of the museum is actually devoted to other...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

The building has been refurbished but there are not many exhibits in the Museum. Unless you have much time to spare I would miss it. The top floor is the most interesting. It shows Uruguayan artifacts, crafts and few good modern art pieces.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

If I had kids with me this probably would have been the best museum to take them to of those I visited. There is a lot of visual interest and the basement has a place where you can simulate an anthropological dig. The have a...More

Thank JKim27
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

I went today to visit the museum but it's almost empty. The 3rd floor is closed. The second one has only the music collection and that's really small. First floor has something which should be a shop to buy souvenirs but it has only few...More

Thank Danusia R
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Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This museum in a charming old building has a collection of pre-Columbian artifacts on the ground floor, and hosts temporary exhibits on the upper floors. The regular collection is nothing to write home about, rating a TA 3; but the current temporary exhibit is wonderful...More

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