Explore four floors of galleries at the Torres García Museum, including both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Highlights include García’s Famous Men series, featuring quirky portraits of icons such as Beethoven, Da Vinci, and Dostoyevsky; paintings, drawings, and sculptures created during the artist’s time in New York and the Mediterranean; and an exhibition on the life and works of Garcia, with original writings, personal effects, and photographs. The museum also hosts theater performances and art workshops in its upper floor studios.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Admission to the museum is free, although donations are encouraged.
- The museum has an excellent gift shop that sells some unique souvenirs.
- The museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Torres Garcia Museum is located on Peatonal Sarandí, just to the west of Plaza Independencia. Multiple bus routes stop at the Plaza Independencia bus station, just a 2-minute walk from the museum. The museum is also easy to reach on foot from anywhere in downtown Montevideo.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Spanish and English language tours are available on Saturdays; check the website in advance for the times.
Montevideo for Art Lovers Montevideo has a thriving art scene, as well as an impressive collection of street art—opt for a guided tour to visit the most memorable works, which are dotted all around the city. History buffs will want to visit the Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art Museum (MAPI), where the ancient finds date back more than 3,000 years. Fans of contemporary art should head to the Diana Saravia Art Gallery, the Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, and the Galeria del Paseo, all of which showcase the best of Uruguay’s rising talent.
- Gateway of the Citadel (Puerta de la Ciudadela)
- Solís Theatre (Teatro Solís)
- Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)
- Andes Museum 1972 (Museo Andes 1972)
- Salvo Palace (Palacio Salvo)
- Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo)
- Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art Museum (MAPI)
- Montevideo Cruise Port (Puerto de Montevideo)
- Montevideo City Hall (Palacio Municipal)
- Montevideo Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo)
- El Milongón
- Montevideo Agricultural Market (Mercado Agrícola de Montevideo)
- Rambla of Montevideo (Rambla de Montevideo)
- Football Museum (Museo del Fútbol)