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Discover the rich cultural legacy of Montevideo's Prado district when you take this fascinating museum tour

Discover the rich cultural legacy of Montevideo's Prado district when you take this fascinating museum tour

Prado Museums Tour

Montevideo is a city steeped in cultural heritage and the best example of this is in the numerous museums found around the Prado district, all of which are free to enter. Our walking tour of this neighborhood begins in front of the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum of Arts. We will visit this marvelous venue at the end of the tour, but first, we head to the Mendilaharsu villa, historically a stately home for a noble family of the same name but where today you will find the National Museum of Anthropology. Besides the museum's fascinating exhibits, you will also encounter the villa's interior patio with a beautiful fountain as its centerpiece.

Our walking tour then continues to the Museo de la Memoria (Museum of Memory), where you have 15 minutes of your own free time to browse the permanent collection of this small center dedicated to remembering and honoring the victims of the Uruguayan dictatorship of 1973 to 1985. This museum building was also the residence of former president and dictator Maximo Santos.

Our guide will lead you past the spectacular Prado Chico park and through some of the most charming streets in the area before we finally arrive back at the original starting point: the Quinta García de Zuñiga, home to the Blanes Museum of Fine Arts. We will enter the venue to view its fantastic collection of Uruguayan artworks from throughout the country's history. The icing on the cake of this visit is the stunning Japenese Garden which you will discover behind the museum.

Important information

  • You can reserve our free tour for up to a maximum of 6 people. If you are part of a larger group, you should reserve our guided walking tour of Montevideo.
  • Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of three children per adult is permitted.
  • This tour enters the museums referred to in the itinerary, entrance to which is free.
  • This activity may be cancelled in the case of bad weather.
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Adults Children from 3 to 12 Children under 3
English tour
US$ 18
US$ 9

English tour

  • Adults

    US$ 18
  • Children from 3 to 12

    US$ 9
  • Children under 3


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Covid-19 Measures

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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.


English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking guide specialising in the history of Montevideo.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Not permitted.

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US$ 18

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Juan Manuel Blanes Municipal Museum of the Arts