Museo Portugues, Colonia del Sacramento

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Travel back to the colonial era at Museo Portugues, a small cultural heritage museum set in a charming 17th-century home. Central to the museum is the Portuguese colonial experience, exhibited through a range of artifacts that once belonged to original settlers. Particularly interesting is the collection of colonial-era maps, made at a time when European empire building and exploration sparked the golden age of cartography. Displays and dioramas help bring this period back to life, while information panels can provide additional insight into the area's history. Using our international travel planner, Colonia del Sacramento attractions like Museo Portugues can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a small museum located in Plaza Mayor with a collection of portuguese documents and objects. Colonia was first colonized by the portuguese. Obs.: you buy the museum ticket and can visit other 6 m...  more »
  • Interesting visit to a small museum, but with history. They can not go Cologne without knowing every detail of its history and its architecture.
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  • I find it very interesting to see how these tiles were made as the colors were chosen. I was just a little small, wanted to see more, is only a friendly. In any way fulfilled expectations and it is worth visiting it.
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  • Lovely little museum in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento.
  • Interesting place for history of Colonia
  • The more beautiful to my taste of museums in Cologne, you can see well in that House as did the constructions at the time, a total beauty! don't forget to visit him. (The front of the House does not say much but inside is awesome)
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  • Beautiful very well preserved both in the building and the furniture. Beautiful garden overlooking the river.
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  • One of the best in the city, albeit small.
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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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