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Museo del Mar

La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4277 1817
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Great museum in a rainy day

Worth the visit with kids when it is raining. 3 hours visit is good enough. It is an expensive taxi... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Marcello B
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State of Sao Paulo
its a museum

sort of history of Punta del Este very rudimentary but nice. Old phots of the beginnings of this... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Jane S
,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 Museos in 1 ! MUSEUM OF THE SEA, HISTORY OF BEACH RESORTS, MUSEUM COLLECTIBLES, INSECTARIUM Over 5000 specimens you never imagined you would see. History of Punta del Este, hundreds of photos. Pirates and buccaneers room. Collectibles: vintage articles. All this in a permanent exhibition in the year.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Worth the visit with kids when it is raining. 3 hours visit is good enough. It is an expensive taxi from Peninsula, although a quick ride.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

sort of history of Punta del Este very rudimentary but nice. Old phots of the beginnings of this area and information about how it was formed from a sea place where people went to rest to what it is today

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

If you want a quick lesson in natural history, culture and the historical record of Punta del Este, Museo del Mar is the place to go. In less than 2 hours of touring this small, yet comprehensive museum, you will walk away with a fair...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

The place is nice but a little bit dirty. The service at all is very bad: people who work there, looks like, are not happy. Their humor state is not according to what the place offers. I felt also that is a mix between different...More

Thank Fabian B
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This museum has a vast collection of information - obviously a great collector - there is a lot about the sea and sea animals but also a lot of history about the area and Uruguay collected from a period over the last century plus -...More

Thank John Z
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Impressive collection of a lot of things and sea life. Didn't expect to fins such a place un Punta del este. Don´t miss to see the insects just in front of the museum. The entrance to the insects is for free. Perfect for a rainy...More

Thank Jens R
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

If you are into taxidermy this museum is for you. We on the other hand are not into that stuff but we did enjoy the seashell collection and the pirate part of the museum. There was also a very interesting part that explains some festivals...More

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

More creatures than you can imagine. Pinned up in displays. A collection that must have taken years and years to accumulate. Of the sea and then across the street are insects. Not free as some have posted.

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

From the moment you enter it becomes very apparent that you have walked into history through a very personal perspective! What a work of passion this museum is! Marine animals, strange creatures, pirates, old pictures of Uruguay's history, skeletons, fossils, shells, and so many odd...More

1  Thank anni f
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Most amazing artwork to enjoy for free! Just annoying when people are all over the sculptures. Look with your eyes. Stay off the artwork for future generations!

Thank Melanie B
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Response from flpaoli | Reviewed this property |
The day we went it closed at 17h (5pm), therefore you better call. I think we went on a weekday off peak season. Depending on how much you like to dive into the details, take pictures, you'll need between 1 to 2 hours in... More
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