Museo de Azulejos

Museo de Azulejos, Colonia del Sacramento: Address, Phone Number, Museo de Azulejos Reviews: 3.5/5

Museo de Azulejos
3.5
About
Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Popular mentions

3.5
344 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
94
Average
138
Poor
48
Terrible
11

WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Pretty tiles
Jan 2020
Can by a ticket for all 8 historic museums at the Municipal Museum for 50 Uruguayan pesos. Cash only. Small two room museum. It is of Portuguese construction of the first half of the 18th century. It has a gable roof covered with tiles and preserves orginal walls, a bean and part of the floor. The museum shows a collection of Spanish and French tiles used in the architecture of the Rio de la Plata since the 19th century.
Written April 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
One of 8 museums you can visit for a small price
Jan 2020
This is in the historic district of Colonia del Sacramento. There is a white house in the main plaza where you can purchase a ticket to 8 of the museums.
For a fee of $50 Uruguayan Dollars or about $1.25 USD it allowed you to see eight museums in the area – all within walking distance. The person in the white house didn’t speak any English but she gave us a pamphlet and said 8 in English and she pointed, and we understood that there were 7 more museums outside and the Azulejos is one of them.
The map provided information about the locations of the museums and they were pretty easy to find.
This museum was focused on tiles that were used in the area. Azulejos in Spanish means tiles in English.
Written February 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,681 contributions
Very small but visually pleasing and housed in an authentic colonial house
Jul 2019 • Friends
The caretaker explained that in colonial times there were no decorative tules or any other luxury items in Colonia, because it was basically a military outpost. The lovely tiles on display are mostly European and were donated by a collector from Montevideo some 30 years ago. The tiles are interesting and the authentic house and its shoreline views make it more than worthwhile to visit.
Written July 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

eddiecohen
Colonia, Uruguay46 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2018 • Couples
This museum has a huge variety of historical local tiles. It's included in the museum package, and well worth the visit.
Written December 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FlutistCPA
Xico, Mexico178 contributions
Very small display of tiles
Nov 2017 • Couples
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.
Written November 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Htsuji
Niteroi, RJ830 contributions
Very small
Oct 2017 • Couples
It's the smallest museum I have ever visited. It has only a few pieces of tiles. My visit lasted 3 minutes.
Written October 24, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,109 contributions
Tile Museum
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 first tiles made in Uruguay dating to the 1849 - 1900 period. It also displays paintings, sculptures and sundry ceramics. The building retains it's original walls and a section of floor.
Written April 28, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jesús Miguel C
Buenos Aires, Argentina794 contributions
Small but very interesting representation of ceramics from different sources
Dec 2016 • Friends
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 site is an original building of the 18th.century and the entrance fee is included with other local visits.
Written January 16, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wright3333
florida109 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 26, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aafia
Sydney, Canada1,079 contributions
French and Spanish Tiles
Jun 2015 • Couples
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 interesting map of 18th century Colonia painted on white tiles.
Written May 23, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 23
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Museo de Azulejos


Restaurants near Museo de Azulejos: View all restaurants near Museo de Azulejos on Tripadvisor