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Address: Paseo de San Gabriel y Misiones de los Tapes, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century...

Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.

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Small but historically important.

For those who know the Portuguese tiles used on the facades of Brazilian homes in many cities (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Olinda, San Luis) this museum is weak. However... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For those who know the Portuguese tiles used on the facades of Brazilian homes in many cities (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Olinda, San Luis) this museum is weak. However, one should take into account that the small collection is the remnant of numerous battles between the Portuguese and Spaniards in Colonia del Sacramento, hence its historical importance.

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4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am comparing the collection to the museum in Montevideo. The exhibit was informative about the European origins of the tiles but the display showed very few tiles.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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762 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

There are about 5 tiny museums that cost 50 pesos total. Except for one, most of these are one room museums at best. We have been to Portugal and have seen beautiful ornate and well preserved tiles, these were not of that quality. I would not recommend unless you need something to do before you return to Buenos Aires on... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

In order to enter most museums in the Barrio Histórico, one buys 1 general admission ticket for 50 Uruguayan pesos. This gets one into half a dozen "museams" around town, but the tile museam was only the size of a tiny room.

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Australia
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713 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 613 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you are interested in the materials used in this town’s amazing buildings, then this museum might be more meaningful for that rather than what’s housed inside. This stone house is still standing after centuries of use – can only guess they were built to last in the 17th century! However, inside there is a small display of beautifully designed... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This was included as part of the museum pass we bought at Museo Municipal. Housed in an interesting stone building the tiles were displayed on boards but with little or no explanation. Even though we knew some of the tiles were the oldest in Uruguay we were less than impressed. In and out in under 6 minutes.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It is tiny and most of them are from French origins! I am so sorry if I am being a little dumb but CFolonia was colonized by the Portuguese and THEY had the most amazing tiles ever hand-made. Difficult to find and it is always clodes at lunchtime. Be aware that not all museum open on the same day- check... More 

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Province of Mendoza, Argentina
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Within a beautifully refurbished little house, we thought we'd have some more to see, but after ten minutes we were out. Oh, and there is a fee to go in.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Walking into this old home turned museum was like walking back in time. The woman there explained the history of the house, the tile work and we found it very interesting. Worth the visit.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Two rooms with replicas of ancient tiles. Few originals.

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