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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum located in Plaza Mayor with a collection of portuguese documents and objects. Colonia was first colonized by the portuguese. Obs.: you buy the museum ticket and can visit other 6 museums in Colonia (aprox. USD 4).

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed April 27, 2017

There are Portuguese colonial artifacts and replica furniture displayed inside this adobe and stone building. The building is typical 18th century Portuguese construction with wall of 600/900mm thickness. Partition wall within the building are original as are the tiled floors. Displays also include porcelain, maps,...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This is one of the small museums in this town. In a building from the colonial era it shows what the interior would have been like back then.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This small museum can be visited well under 15 minutes and you can still have a good flavour of what was the Portuguese life in Colonia across a few centuries. Good as a museum package

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Colonia is a gorgeous place to visit on the ferry over from BA in Argentina - and this museum is a good place to visit.

Thank SohoTraveller
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I went there twice. On a Thursday afternoon, quite after 4:30pm, and it had just closed. There was just a small sign saying the short opening hours, nothing else. Came back the following day, a Friday, within open hours. It was closed. Asked around. The...More

Thank Bethania L
Reviewed October 6, 2016

One of the larger museums in Colonia (but still small) and one of my favourites. The Portuguese rooms are set out nicely, but my favourite part was the large collection of old maps of the world and South America, in particular. I would guess they...More

2  Thank roos1ter
Reviewed September 23, 2016

The five museums in Colonia all work on one ticket and you can see them all in about 1.5 hours. They are not world class museums and are not intended to be such. They are just intended to provide some ambience during your visit in...More

1  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Colonia has several small museums and this was our favourite of the ones we visited. Good summary of Portuguese history in Colonia, including a room on the slave trade. Some cool very early maps of South America too. NB most info in Spanish. The entry...More

1  Thank Thelastdodo2
Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you’re a map lover, you may be interested in this museum that has many old maps on exhibition. The museum also showcases 18th century furniture, ceramics, and weapons used by the Spanish and Portuguese.

1  Thank Aafia
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