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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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Includes some beautiful old maps

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 23 September 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 14 June 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 23 May 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 4 December 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 4 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We got a lot out of a quick trip to the Portuguese museum, including an overview of the differences between Spanish and Portuguese architecture and a look at everyday colonial life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Set in a 17 century portuguese settlement house, the exhibitions are well presented and offer a glimpse into the old colonial days. I was especially surprised to see such a broad collection of old maps and illustrations. Among the six museums in town, all covered under the same admission ticket of UR$50, this is probably the best and a must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Get a ticket in the centre plaza, one price for all the museums. this one was the best. Make sure you get to the lower level, the maps were amazing. The family tree was an interesting presentation as well.

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