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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  • Several rooms with beautiful dishes that belonged to the Kings. Emblem of the city of Colonia, which is the original, the one on the door of the city is a replica. History of the end of the reign of the Portuguese
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  • What an amazing collection of Portugues furniture, religious artifacts, and musical instruments dating from the 16th Century to present day. I think the thing that surprised me most was the section on...  more »
  • I think this was the most interesting Museum I visited! Rico is in history and objects from the time of the war and colonization. This has to be necessarily in the script.
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  • 科洛尼亞老城裏面的葡萄牙歷史遺產展示,本身只是一個小房子,但是保存很完好,至少有好幾百年的歷史,可以看看當年建築是什麼樣。
  • Lovely little museum in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento.
  • Interesting place for history of Colonia
  • Very interesting. Don't be afraid to ask, staff are very skilled and they have very good information. Buy tickets at the Museum Municipal (in the same plaza) of 50 Uruguayan pesos (less than $2! and 6 museums can be visited.) When you buy the tickets they explain what is the best route. Open from 11:00 to 16:30.
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  • I visited it yesterday and I liked a lot. It is always nice to know more about history and how things were in those days. Super recommended!
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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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