A visit to the National Museum of Natural History will turn for every tourist to an unforgettable experience full of impressions. The museum is housed on a magnificent palace previously owned by the president of the country Jose Fructuoso Rivera. In beautifully decorated halls of the museum tourists will discover plenty of collections and showpieces of different trends: inestimable archeological discoveries, articles of art and significant historical records are among the articles of the museum collections.
Among significant architectural objects the Legislative Palace is best worth noticing. The Palace was built in the beginning of the 20th century and is the genuine example of the Neoclassicism. Evening tours to the Palace are of great popularity among travelers and city guests as exactly at nighttime the Palace is lit up with a specially designed illuminating system. The palace features unique luxurious interior, its halls boasts the furnishing of precious metals meanwhile ingenious marble finishing adds to the interior a specific festive look. A perfect destination for hiking will be the Ciudad Vieja part of the city. The area offers original historical landmarks and sights at every turn. Each day old streets and squares of the historical part of the city are filled with street artists and musicians performing various entertaining programs for city residents and guests of Montevideo.
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