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Museo del Carnaval

Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 N 218 | Maciel, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2916 5493
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The longest festival in the world!

The museum just opposite the Port of Montevideo, hosts the Montevideo carnival which takes place... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Zoraida J
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
MUST SEE MUSEUM and PERFORMANCE

This museum is located adjacent the port area. Here you will gain an insight into one of the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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Opened in November 2006 , the Carnival Museum is located in the historic center of the city of Montevideo, opposite the port and next to the main gastronomic center of the country, the Mercado del Puerto . It is part of the Museums of Identity , as through a modern and interactive proposal preserves , exhibits , spreads and valued objects and traditions that are part of the high festival of Uruguay . It is an institution that works to strengthen the social involvement of the festival . Thus goes out , he interacts with the city and reflects their feelings . Timetable: April to December : Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 pm January to March : Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 pm Group visits for all ages , recording only previously The Museum is closed on 1st and January 6th , May 1st , July 18th , August 25th , 24, 25 and 31 December.
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Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 N 218 | Maciel, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The museum just opposite the Port of Montevideo, hosts the Montevideo carnival which takes place from January until March, this is considered the longest festival in the world. The museum contains instruments, costumes, masks and photos documenting the 100 yeas plus history of Montevideo Carnival....More

1  Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This museum is located adjacent the port area. Here you will gain an insight into one of the Continent's best kept secrets - Carnival in Uruguay is a mix of European and African traditions. Carnival groups compete each year. Drummers and dancers play and dance...More

1  Thank Dan L
MuseoDelCarnaval, Director de Recepción at Museo del Carnaval, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thanks choosing us at the ship!!! It´s always a pleasure to receive such nice people!

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Next door to the popular eating spot of Mercado del Puerto so worthwhile to "pop" in Admission is inexpensive, costumes are colourful & creative & being small it is quite a fun activity

2  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a Super Attraction within a 5 Minute walk from the Cruise Terminal. Not Big Not Spectacular but really good for a Carnival Insight and easy to visit when in Port for a Limited Time - All for a Few Dollars.

Thank NicholasMarlow
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A small and refined sample of the rich Uruguayan carnival. Worth visiting and very cheap! You pay 60 UYU pesos and you access a collection of the five Uruguayan carnival styles: lubolos, murga, parodistas, humoristas and revistas. You can see costumes, masks, maquettes and videos....More

Thank Adriana d
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This museum is very small and 5 minutes walk from the cruise terminal. Cost seems to very as to who is on the desk, it cost us $4 each, but other people we met went in free. There are some spectacular costumes and its good...More

Thank merlin195
MuseoDelCarnaval, Director de Recepción at Museo del Carnaval, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hi! Thanks for visiting our Museum!We care about your review. This are the official prices for visiting the Museum 100 Uruguayan pesos i the general fee 60 Uruguayan pesos for those who live at the MERCOSUR and kids under 12 enter for free. Sometimes people...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a small and very interesting museum. There is plenty of information with all the items. You can see the whole place in about 2 hrs tops. It will help understand the Carnaval in Uruguay. Go there BEFORE you go to El Milongon.

Thank Luz V
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited the Carnival Museum in Montevideo on a recent South American cruise. The museum is a short 5 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. It has a lot of very interesting costumes used in various years during carnival. A good history of Carnival...More

Thank jandI6915VY
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A superb peek into the Uruguayan carnival tradition - much different than those in New Orleans and Rio. The preservation of the paper mache "winners" from various years is gorgeous. A not- to-be missed attraction very close to the harbor if you're on a cruise.

2  Thank koolbill
MuseoDelCarnaval, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo del Carnaval, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks a lot for your visit! We'll keep on working to have a better place!

Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was a very small museum, but had lots of interesting carnaval costumes to look at. One side was made up of 20-30 costumes made of recycled materials. On the other side of the museum, you could learn about the history of the different types...More

2  Thank trailblazer119
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