We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Old Family palace

The visit is short because it is a small museum, interesting sample of accounting and currency from... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Norma F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A nice place to visit.

This museum is in a beautiful building, give you a way to discover one aspect of the culture of... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Read all 269 reviews
All photos (200)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
The South American cowboy, or “gaucho” is the focus of one collection at this museum, and the other depicts the history of Uruguay’s currency.
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Av 18 de Julio 998, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 900 8764
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Montevideo
from US$227.50
More Info
from US$179.99
More Info
from US$140.00
More Info
from US$47.01
More Info
Reviews (269)
Filter reviews
53 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small museum free museum beautiful building sparks artifacts banking collection culture currency housed insight coins hemet skylight
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The visit is short because it is a small museum, interesting sample of accounting and currency from Central Bank in 1st floor and in the 2nd floor the history of the gaucho. But, it is worth the trouble to visit the beautiful house that was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Norma F
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This museum is in a beautiful building, give you a way to discover one aspect of the culture of this country and it is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zedtvl
Reviewed 8 May 2018

What a pleasant surprise -- a free museum with a well-done and comprehensive insight into gaucho culture. The building itself is quite impressive, and the museum (sponsored by a bank) also includes a little room with banking antiques. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We wandered in here, and were pleasantly surprised to find it was free entry. There’s not a lot of exhibits, and are mostly a selection of tools, and weapons of gauchos. There’s also a room with banking items. Worth a look, but don’t go out...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kingduncan81
Reviewed 12 April 2018

All the museums in Montevideo are free, and this one is worth a look, all the exhibits are in Spanish so if like me it’s basic, you might struggle to understand, this goes for all the museums, so if you get a chance of a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank topperslc
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely museum housed in a gorgeous building that has a FREE entrance fee. Clothes, spurs, weapons, dishes and much more to view. Several small rooms to look through and the items are well displayed. You are allowed to take pictures which is great.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank snoopy647
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The museum contains a small but impressive display of gaucho artifacts that are quite interesting, but it is the building itself that makes the visit particularly worth the while. A beautiful former residence right in the heart of downtown, both the exterior and interior are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ASU_DrK
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Despite having a street map, it was hard to find this museum. Look for the Banco Republica building on the corner of Av.18 de Julio & Julio Herrera y Obes diagonally from the corner of Plaza Juan Pedro Fabini. The building itself - built in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank jantoby1
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The building this museum is housed in is stunning, it’s free however it is not large. An interesting mix of money and life of the traditional gaucho

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank E4755QXgeorgef
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum is a must on your montevideo museum list! Shows you and displays a very beautiful range of items referred to the legendary image of the "gaucho" and the countryside life in early uruguayan years. Shows you different types of coins and currency from...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank YaneLulu
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 88 nearby hotels
Los Angeles Hotel
170 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel Presidente
336 reviews
.05 miles away
Hotel America
791 reviews
.09 miles away
Richmond Hotel
46 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,193 nearby restaurants
Locos De Asar
467 reviews
.11 miles away
El Fogon
2,047 reviews
.12 miles away
Los Lenos
129 reviews
.12 miles away
Oro Del Rhin Cafe
434 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 404 nearby attractions
Ciudad Vieja
6,317 reviews
.22 miles away
Palacio Salvo
1,684 reviews
.22 miles away
Avenida 18 de Julio
979 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines