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Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento

Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (2 reviews)
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Henriquez de la Pena | Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

The smallest museum I have visited. You can walk through in 10 minutes and nothing special about it. No guides no easy way to understand

Reviewed 17 August 2014

At the beginning is a fascinating bunch if world maps spanning the 1500's - incredible. There are only about 5 items about the slave trade, but they cannot be missed.

Thank MEHagen
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We got a lot out of a quick trip to the Portuguese museum, including an overview of the differences between Spanish and Portuguese architecture and a look at everyday colonial life.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Set in a 17 century portuguese settlement house, the exhibitions are well presented and offer a glimpse into the old colonial days. I was especially surprised to see such a broad collection of old maps and illustrations. Among the six museums in town, all covered...More

1  Thank Rudi M
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Get a ticket in the centre plaza, one price for all the museums. this one was the best. Make sure you get to the lower level, the maps were amazing. The family tree was an interesting presentation as well.

4  Thank Travellers10Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2012

This museum was included as part of the pass we bought from Museo Municipal. It is housed in an original building with enormously thick walls. There are many rooms which kinda follow the previous layout of the house. The exhibits depict the story of the...More

1  Thank elsiek
Reviewed 22 September 2012

If you like history, this is the place to you. The museum is very well presented, nice place, with notices on the walls telling more about the story of colonization between Portuguese and Spanish antiques.

2  Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Great starting point for your visit to Colonia del Sacramento. Everything you wanted to know about the Portuguese colonizing is all here in this little museum.

Thank SandraJ1971
Reviewed 16 January 2012

The museum is a house with 4 or 5 rooms (can't recall now). Two of them are bedrooms, but they do lack some utensils and furniture a typical colonial portuguese house would have. I really enjoyed the kitchen and its wood run stove. That actually...More

Thank Natan_Cerqueira
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This was the best museum in the group. We enjoyed the regal look of the furniture and clothing artifacts. We happened to travel the weekend of the nation's bicentennial so they offered free admissions. But each museum costs only about $2, so the price is...More

Thank culturevulture94
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