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“Hidden treasures: Top Floor”

Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous
Ranked #81 of 243 things to do in Montevideo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 temporary exhibitions as "Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano", that closes in June, 15th, 2015.
Wilton, California
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“Hidden treasures: Top Floor”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This wondrous old building is being lovingly renovated and the before and afters are a remarkable change. The collection of actual pre-Columbian artifacts is not huge. On the 2nd or 3rd floor we asked if that was everything and someone directed us to the Tapestry Room on the top floor. Oh My! This is a magnificent place. There are really old tapestries and tapestries in process right now. They are wondrous! I'm including pictures but if you have a chance to stop by this place while you're in Montevideo, don't be daunted by all those marble steps, stairs, floors, trudge up to the top and be amazed.

Visited April 2011
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“Cool building, but the Museum is still in the formative stages”
Reviewed 25 October 2010

This museums--also called MAPI--is in a neat iron-framed building with a huge skylight at the top. It was originally a health spa, but then fell into disrepair. It is being remodeled beautifully, and since 2005 the lower floor has displayed small pre-Columbian collection. The collection is limited, and there isn't that much material from Argentina. Some of the best pieces are from Mexico, Central America, and Ecuador and Peru.

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