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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...more
Hours Today: 10:30 - 06:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Veinticinco de Mayo 279, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
Ok, firstly dispel any notions of DC’s Smithsonian or Chile’s Pre-columbian Art Museum Santiago....now think small but bright. What I love most about local museums is quirky and interesting. This museum ticked all the boxes. Yes it’s small and yes there were more workmen than...More
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.
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
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.
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
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