Museo de Azulejos, Colonia del Sacramento

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History and architecture enthusiasts should make a stop at Museo de Azulejos to admire the collection of decorative tiles from different countries. Situated in a small Portuguese stone house, the museum showcases tiles used in Uruguay in the colonial era. Admire the mostly blue and violet antique pieces, intricately decorated and from countries such as France, Spain, and Portugal. The quaint 300-year-old house from the Portuguese colonial period adds a special atmosphere to the museum. See Museo de Azulejos and all Colonia del Sacramento has to offer by arranging your trip with our Colonia del Sacramento vacation builder.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 wit...  more »
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  • Museo del Azulejo. Amazing 17th Century building.If you are interested in the materials used in this town’s amazing building, then this museum might be more meaningful for that rather than what’s housed inside. This stone house is still standing after centuries. Built in the last of 17th century.However, inside there is a small display of beautifully designed tiles displayed on boards but with little or no explanation. Even though we knew some of the tiles were the oldest in Uruguay we were less than impressed. In and out in under 10 minutes. ***
  • It is a nice small museum.
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  • I found it quite simple. Could put more explanations and stories of the tiles. The ticket must be purchased at the Municipal Museum.
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