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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
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
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).
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
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
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