Museo de Azulejos, Colonia del Sacramento

(2.6/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Think of a small place. Now divide by half. This is the Tile Museum. Enough to give up a certain claustrophobia. But it's cool. In 5 minutes you have visited. The name says it all: If you don't like tiles, is in the wrong place. Is also part of the "Colonia" Museums system, where you buy a "Passport" and visit five museums, all close to each other.
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  • When I got to the Museum was close to closing time, so maybe the responsible has not given much attention, but either way I didn't like a lot of care. The Museum is small (very small, one room!) and the collection is not big things, but it shows interesting information. The biggest treat is the House in which the Museum is located, all made of stone. Very beautiful!
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  • Wide variety of tiles with designs typical of the eighteenth-century Colonial era. It is reached on foot or by car and is facing the river.
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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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