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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

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Address: 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.

Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.

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Interesting and quick to see

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 museum closes on Fridays! How come? How com they do not inform this in a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 are mostly copies, but still fascinating, especially the "gaps" to Patagonia and Australasia. Worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 this lovely little historic town. It was nice to visit the Portuguese House, it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is included in the overall ticket you can buy for 50 Uruguayan pesos that covers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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