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This museum has a huge variety of historical local tiles. It's included in the museum package, and... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Colonia, Uruguay
Small but very interesting representation of ceramics from different sources

Obviously it depends on how much you appreciate decorative arts, but this small museum offers a... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2017
Jesús Miguel C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Dec 30, 2018
Nov 29, 2017
“Very small display of tiles”
Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.
Paseo de San Gabriel y Misiones de los Tapes, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 4522 1065
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This museum has a huge variety of historical local tiles. It's included in the museum package, and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eddiecohen
Reviewed November 29, 2017

The tiles on display are very old and made in Europe. If you speak castellano, the man who checks your ticket will give you some explanations.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

It's the smallest museum I have ever visited. It has only a few pieces of tiles. My visit lasted 3 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Htsuji
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Visited during our walking tour. It is one of the most visited locations in the old town. It was constructed by the Portuguese during the period 1740 - 1760 and restored in 1986. There are collections of Portuguese, Spanish and French tiles and also the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

Obviously it depends on how much you appreciate decorative arts, but this small museum offers a good variety of beautiful samples of ceramics from France, Spain and of course local craftsmen of great historic value especially if you are into this form of art. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jesús Miguel C
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Worth a visit. It a collection of what was brought from Europe in the Colonial Era (1500) when they brought this pieces in the ships to avoid collapsing and then left this mosaics and exchanged it with silver and gold.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Wright3333
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This place is tiny and won't hold your attention for very long. The tiles are "everyday" tiles found in the old parts of Colonia, and not of exceptional quality or patterns. However they are still nice to see with some nice designs. Better they are...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank roos1ter
Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Tile museum is a simple museum located in a 17th century Portuguese house that showcases French and Spanish tiles, and some of the first tiles made in Uruguay. Most of the tiles are in shades of blue and white. Behind the museum is an...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Aafia
Reviewed February 7, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank corrosio
Reviewed January 22, 2016

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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank K G
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