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Museo del Carnaval

Opens in 8 min: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Small museum.

Although small in size there is a lot of costumes to see. We enjoyed our visit. There is a video of... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
A quick look at Carnaval in Uruguay

A small museum that collects artifacts from Montevideo's carnivals. There are several interesting... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Greg L
Hudson, Massachusetts
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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...more
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Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 N 218 | Maciel, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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+598 2916 5493
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although small in size there is a lot of costumes to see. We enjoyed our visit. There is a video of the carnival. We were there for about two hours. Check out the street vendors near by.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We took a workshop, so were able to tour the museum, enjoy fabulous food and wine, hear music, learn about the culture and participate in an interactive Carnival. If you can take the workshop, do so. It was such fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChefGeorge1
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Not only were we able to visit the museum, but we were also lucky enough to attend a Carnival Gala performance. This was a truly wonderful mix of music, song and dance telling the tale of Uruguayan Carnival. The Condome drums were certainly mesmeric. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WhitlocksEnd
Reviewed 17 December 2018

A small museum that collects artifacts from Montevideo's carnivals. There are several interesting exhibits that are worth seeing if you are not in Montevideo for canival a season.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg L
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The price was $4 to visit the museum. It was smaller than I thought it would be. If you want to see some of the costumes used at Carnaval then you should visit. It will not take long. It is also close to the cruise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annettep456
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This place has some info about the development of carnival in Uruguay, some old photos and a collection of costumes, although almost all are recent ones. It's around the corner from the Mercado del Puerto and only 110 pesos.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum and great information started with amazing staff so nice and friendly I speak Spanish but still amazing then the museum was a world of information on Carnaval from murgas history and candombe very cool a must see to understand the history and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ROCKY083
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is the place to help your understand the history behind pre-Lent carnival. It is a true festival here with costumes made thru creativity and thoughtfulness.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pat S
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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!

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