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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  • Can by a ticket for all 8 historic museums at the Municipal Museum for 50 Uruguayan pesos. Cash only. This is Portuguese construction from the first half of the 18th century, Its hipped roof is made.....  more »
  • On our tour of the historic district, our guide told us that the "white house" was a museum and we could purchase tickets. This is really a hidden jewel of the square and our guide didn’t promote it.....  more »
  • A interesting museum where you can learn more about some Portuguese habits and history in the colonial time. There you find some instruments, uniforms... There you can see more the battles between Portuguese and Spanish crown.
  • Lovely little museum in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento.

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