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Address: Paseo de San Gabriel y Misiones de los Tapes, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Description: 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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Amazing 17th Century building....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2013
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Australia
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635 reviews 635 reviews
355 attraction reviews
541 helpful votes 541 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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668 attraction reviews
743 helpful votes 743 helpful votes
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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225 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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st andrews, united kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
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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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Two rooms with replicas of ancient tiles. Few originals.

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San Isidro, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

I visited the museum with my family. It is a very short visit, and I found much more interesting to see an original Portuguese house than the tiles exposed. Recommendation for visitors to Colonia: Don´t pay for each museum individually. There is an alternative to pay once and visit all museums: Spanish, Portguese, Naval, Tiles, etc.

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Clinton, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This museum contained only a few blue and white glazed ceramic tiles, mostly from France. If you have to pay to enter, it's not worth the price.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

This must be one of the world's smallest museums! Located in a Portuguese house which has been recently restored, it covers a few square meters, divided into three rooms. You can actually see most of its contents by peering through the windows! Still, if you are interested in finding out what a 300 year old house looks like and how... More 

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