Museo de Azulejos, Colonia del Sacramento
(2.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a very small space, very few pieces of signs, and almost no information. the entrance fee is included in the ticket of museums that is acquired in the municipal museum
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  • Despite being small, the pieces are very old and interesting. Worth knowing and seeing how they could make beautiful things with few resources.
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  • Closes for lunch. We stayed a while waiting for open, to see anything exceptional, a few tiles.
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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. ***
  • Interessante porém pequena. Vale a visita histórica, mas é uma passadinha...
  • The Museum is small, the construction can be seen. The entry goes $50/USD2. Does not carry more than 30 min see it. It closed in the early afternoon.
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  • Brings me to the past.
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  • A beauty! To lose hours with everything there is to see and discover. Full of history and magic to be fascinated with the work of those times when everything was "a lung". Places more musts in Cologne.
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