Museo de Azulejos, Colonia del Sacramento

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History and architecture enthusiasts should make a stop at Museo de Azulejos to admire the collection of decorative tiles from different countries. Situated in a small Portuguese stone house, the museum showcases tiles used in Uruguay in the colonial era. Admire the mostly blue and violet antique pieces, intricately decorated and from countries such as France, Spain, and Portugal. The quaint 300-year-old house from the Portuguese colonial period adds a special atmosphere to the museum. Plan to visit Museo de Azulejos during your Colonia del Sacramento vacation using our convenient Colonia del Sacramento planner.
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  • The caretaker explained that in colonial times there were no decorative tules or any other luxury items in Colonia, because it was basically a military outpost. The lovely tiles on display are mostly....  more »
  • This museum has a huge variety of historical local tiles. It's included in the museum package, and well worth the visit.  more »
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  • The best place to see the beautiful sunset from Colonia 😍
  • Museo del Azulejo. Amazing 17th Century building.If you are interested in the materials used in this town’s amazing building, then this museum might be more meaningful for that rather than what’s housed inside. This stone house is still standing after centuries. Built in the last of 17th century.However, inside there is a small display of beautifully designed tiles displayed on boards but with little or no explanation. Even though we knew some of the tiles were the oldest in Uruguay we were less than impressed. In and out in under 10 minutes. ***
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