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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

Address: Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.

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Athens, Greece
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As the majority of the museums in Colonia,it is really small and you can see it in a few minutes.It has some nice objects,but it is a pity that as in the other museums of the town,fotos are not allowed.

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Houston, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The smallest museum I have visited. You can walk through in 10 minutes and nothing special about it. No guides no easy way to understand

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

At the beginning is a fascinating bunch if world maps spanning the 1500's - incredible. There are only about 5 items about the slave trade, but they cannot be missed.

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Austin, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
23 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
711 helpful votes 711 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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