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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We got a lot out of a quick trip to the Portuguese museum, including an overview of the differences between Spanish and Portuguese architecture and a look at everyday colonial life.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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137 reviews 137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Set in a 17 century portuguese settlement house, the exhibitions are well presented and offer a glimpse into the old colonial days. I was especially surprised to see such a broad collection of old maps and illustrations. Among the six museums in town, all covered under the same admission ticket of UR$50, this is probably the best and a must... More

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Get a ticket in the centre plaza, one price for all the museums. this one was the best. Make sure you get to the lower level, the maps were amazing. The family tree was an interesting presentation as well.

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London
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766 reviews 766 reviews
576 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This museum was included as part of the pass we bought from Museo Municipal. It is housed in an original building with enormously thick walls. There are many rooms which kinda follow the previous layout of the house. The exhibits depict the story of the colonization of the Spanish & Portuguese. There is some impressive furniture, porcelain, guns and maps... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you like history, this is the place to you. The museum is very well presented, nice place, with notices on the walls telling more about the story of colonization between Portuguese and Spanish antiques.

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Dili, East Timor
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great starting point for your visit to Colonia del Sacramento. Everything you wanted to know about the Portuguese colonizing is all here in this little museum.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The museum is a house with 4 or 5 rooms (can't recall now). Two of them are bedrooms, but they do lack some utensils and furniture a typical colonial portuguese house would have. I really enjoyed the kitchen and its wood run stove. That actually reminded me of my grandmother's house in the arid area of the Brazilian northeast. Anyway,... More

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Clinton, Washington
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105 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This was the best museum in the group. We enjoyed the regal look of the furniture and clothing artifacts. We happened to travel the weekend of the nation's bicentennial so they offered free admissions. But each museum costs only about $2, so the price is right.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

I feel this way about most of the museums that I saw in Colonia -- the museum was very well maintained, and it was inexpensive, but there wasn't really a whole lot to see. Probably worth taking a look at, but don't go in with huge expectations.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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530 reviews 530 reviews
432 attraction reviews
1,074 helpful votes 1,074 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

I visited this museum after my walking tour around Colonia. Entrance is quite inexpensive, I think I paid 50 Uruguayan Pesos (maybe 2-3 USD$) for entry, but Argentine pesos and USD are not accepted. A bonus is admission also gets you in to 6-7 other museums around town. The Portugese museum was fairly interesting; they had numerous period costumes, some... More

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