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. Plan to visit Museo de Azulejos during your Colonia del Sacramento vacation using our convenient Colonia del Sacramento planner .
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  • September 28, 2017
    There are only tiles in two rooms. There are explanations of how colors and frames are accomplished. Interesting for those who likes... like me.
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  • August 22, 2017
    They are two rooms with a few tiles painted in exhibition, the truth that went into any of the other museums in a corner, was not to make one apart. What if it's nice the facade of the classic Portuguese style edicficio
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  • August 20, 2017
    You have a room with a few tiles. Very limited, could be safely included in any of the other museums. There are things more interesting.
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  • December 29, 2015
    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. ***
  • January 20, 2017
    It is a nice small museum.
  • October 23, 2016
    Very good
  • September 3, 2016
    Legal
  • June 23, 2017
    Amazing, very complete Museum, extensive tiled display makes you travel back in time. Definitely worth the trip of 2 hours by bus to Montevideo. I recommend everyone to visit the lost hours admiring the tiles. You should skip all the sights of Cologne and go straight to this museum. Really a great experience. When you do a search on the internet and see that he is a suggested tour in the colony do not imagine your immensity, your huge collection. The Uruguayan Government should maintain this beautiful structure. Simply the best Museum I've ever been to. #não
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In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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