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Granja Colonia

Ruta 1 Km.167 | Riachuelo Departamento de Colonia CP, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains... more » Owner description: Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains many thousands of these and other trinkets and gifts collected by Arenas and his family. Some farm animals roam out back. « less
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Santos - Brazil
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Almost all tours stop at Granja Colonia on the way to Colonia de Sacramento.There you will see collections of pencils and keychains recognized by the Guinness Book. It is interesting, however the biggest attraction of the place are the jellies: there are the traditional like banana or apple jelly, but there are some with unusual flavors like onion or pepper... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus or organised coach out to this spot. Worth going to visit. The owner has the Guiness book of records for the most... More

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Jhb
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We took the rapido ferry from buequabus buenos aires to colonia. The ticketing lady told us it was a 1 hr ferry trip giving us 3hrs and then the return trip. Taking delays into account and you need to check in for return trip at least 30min early this doesn't give you enough time ( although all day might be... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The owner of this place has a Guinnes world record for his pencil collection. You can visit it, free of charge, there is also an impressive collection of key rings, and beverage cans. Besides this they produce good jam's. You can taste and by them there.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We took a fast(er) ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia and return, staying one night in Colonia at the Don Antonio Posada. The ferry trip went smoothly and the ferry was comfortable and clean. Colonia was well worth the visit: quaint and quirky old town with many good cafes and restaurants. We had a good lunch at a corner cafe... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The owner of the museum located at Granja Colinia has been collecting pencils, ash trays, key chains for over 50 years. He has the largest collection of pencils in the world. Products from the farm can be purchased in the adjacent store. On the grounds of the farm you'll see quite a few automobiles needing restoration.

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Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Please do not book this trip through expedia. We paid $368 for 2 for a day trip. We got a tour of this very little charming town, which is basically a little square and a street and half worth seeing, a disgusting lunch, and a tour of a jam factory and something called a museum, which exibited the biggest collection... More

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DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

In late Sept 2007 on a Buquebus day tour origninating in Buenos Aires, I traveled by boat (1hr) to Colonia. The tour first included a stop at Arenas Granja Colonia (Ruta No1 Km. 167 Riachuelo Colonia. www.granjacolonia.com), a roadside stop with a restaurant/"museum"(?) and outside picnic area. To the side there was what looked liked an orchard and a small... More

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