Museo del Gaucho

Top choice in Montevideo

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

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Housed in the ornate Palacio Heber, this museum eloquently conveys the deep attachments between the gauchos, their animals and the land. Its superb collection of historical artifacts includes horse gear, silverwork, and maté (a bitter ritual tea)and bombillas (metal straws with filters, used for drinking maté) in whimsical designs.