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. Add Museo Portugues and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary using our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.
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  • Gone back in time with a visit. We have the size of how much history you keep that small town. It's a small museum and delicate.
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  • A Museum a little differently than we're used to, the collection is not so great, with some interesting stuff, worth a visit for the fact of being part of the ticket that covers all the museums of the city.
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  • So disputed between Spaniards and Portuguese, Colonia del Sacramento shows us a part of their history in this museum. Noteworthy here is the original shield of the gate of the old city, that is there, is replica. By just 50 $U also you can visit this and other 6 museums more. They allow pictures without flash, schedule from 11 and 30 to 18 local hs.
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  • Lovely little museum in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento.
  • Interesting place for history of Colonia
  • Very good
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  • Very good
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  • Historic example of Portuguese architecture with Spanish aggregates. The Museum is recommended.
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