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Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous

Open Now: 10:30 - 06:00
Open today: 10:30 - 06:00
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small but interesting

this museum is on the small side but the exhibits they do have are very good. it's worth stopping... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vitoriaazevedobarros
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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2 weeks ago
“small but interesting”
17 Dec 2017
“What exhibits they have are interesting.”
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Veinticinco de Mayo 279, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum is on the small side but the exhibits they do have are very good. it's worth stopping in.

Thank vitoriaazevedobarros
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Miserable collection of really gormless exhibits. And the art they were there to curate wasn’t very good either.

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 21 April 2018

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.

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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.

Thank blsnwbrdr
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.

Thank MRichardson2014
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
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 574RichardD
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.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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