Doric and Ionic columns adorn an incredible facade that never fails to impress.

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Cabildo de Montevideo

National Historic Monument.

Travel back to the early days of the Republic. These words basically sum up a visit to this iconic, neo-classical building, famous for its beautiful Doric and Ionic columns and for its close ties with the history of the country. The first constitution of the Republic of Uruguay was promulgated inside the Cabildo in 1830, turning it into the seat of the National Parliament, the High Courts of Justice, the Police Headquarters, the National Governing Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is also known as the building of the Reales Cárceles. Since 1958, it has been home to the Museo Histórico Cabildo, an innovative museum that encourages interaction between educational, cultural and artistic organisations in the city. The museum also has a large collection of 19th-century maps, coins, furniture, clothing and accessories, and a magnificent library. It was declared a National Historic Monument in 1975.



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