National History Museum
The Museo Historico Nacional is a good place to begin an
exploration of Montevideo for those interested in the city's past.
It is housed in a conglomeration of several old houses in the Old
City, all once dwelt in by national heroes. The main section, for
example, topped by a distinctive octagonal cupola, was once the
home of Fructuoso Rivera, the country's first president. The
museum's collection traces the history of Uruguay from before its
colonisation by Europeans up to the mid-20th century.
Address: Corner of Rincon and Misiones Avenue in the Old