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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

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“colonial era”(2 reviews)
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Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

One of the many small museums to call into while in Colonia for a quick look. Not much more to say about it.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 30 January 2018

What an amazing collection of Portugues furniture, religious artifacts, and musical instruments dating from the 16th Century to present day. I think the thing that surprised me most was the section on paleontology/archeology. I was greeted by a large fossil that took up an entire...More

Thank DestinationJeff
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Don't expect too much. Many of the objects displayed are replicas. There is furniture, lots of interesting maps, tiles, chinaware. Also if you read Spanish, there are helpful explanations. This museum is closed on Wednesday and there is no sign whatsoever on the outside. Use...More

Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It's a small museum located in Plaza Mayor with a collection of portuguese documents and objects. Colonia was first colonized by the portuguese. Obs.: you buy the museum ticket and can visit other 6 museums in Colonia (aprox. USD 4).

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 28 April 2017

There are Portuguese colonial artifacts and replica furniture displayed inside this adobe and stone building. The building is typical 18th century Portuguese construction with wall of 600/900mm thickness. Partition wall within the building are original as are the tiled floors. Displays also include porcelain, maps,...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is one of the small museums in this town. In a building from the colonial era it shows what the interior would have been like back then.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This small museum can be visited well under 15 minutes and you can still have a good flavour of what was the Portuguese life in Colonia across a few centuries. Good as a museum package

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Colonia is a gorgeous place to visit on the ferry over from BA in Argentina - and this museum is a good place to visit.

Thank SohoTraveller
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went there twice. On a Thursday afternoon, quite after 4:30pm, and it had just closed. There was just a small sign saying the short opening hours, nothing else. Came back the following day, a Friday, within open hours. It was closed. Asked around. The...More

Thank Bethania L
Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of the larger museums in Colonia (but still small) and one of my favourites. The Portuguese rooms are set out nicely, but my favourite part was the large collection of old maps of the world and South America, in particular. I would guess they...More

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