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Address: Paseo de San Gabriel y Misiones de los Tapes, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century...

Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.

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Worth a visit. It a collection of what was brought from Europe in the Colonial Era (1500) when they brought this pieces in the ships to avoid collapsing and then left this mosaics... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. It a collection of what was brought from Europe in the Colonial Era (1500) when they brought this pieces in the ships to avoid collapsing and then left this mosaics and exchanged it with silver and gold.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is tiny and won't hold your attention for very long. The tiles are "everyday" tiles found in the old parts of Colonia, and not of exceptional quality or patterns. However they are still nice to see with some nice designs. Better they are displayed than hidden in some dusty drawers somewhere.

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Tile museum is a simple museum located in a 17th century Portuguese house that showcases French and Spanish tiles, and some of the first tiles made in Uruguay. Most of the tiles are in shades of blue and white. Behind the museum is an interesting map of 18th century Colonia painted on white tiles.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

For those who know the Portuguese tiles used on the facades of Brazilian homes in many cities (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Olinda, San Luis) this museum is weak. However, one should take into account that the small collection is the remnant of numerous battles between the Portuguese and Spaniards in Colonia del Sacramento, hence its historical importance.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

I am comparing the collection to the museum in Montevideo. The exhibit was informative about the European origins of the tiles but the display showed very few tiles.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

There are about 5 tiny museums that cost 50 pesos total. Except for one, most of these are one room museums at best. We have been to Portugal and have seen beautiful ornate and well preserved tiles, these were not of that quality. I would not recommend unless you need something to do before you return to Buenos Aires on... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

In order to enter most museums in the Barrio Histórico, one buys 1 general admission ticket for 50 Uruguayan pesos. This gets one into half a dozen "museams" around town, but the tile museam was only the size of a tiny room.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you are interested in the materials used in this town’s amazing buildings, then this museum might be more meaningful for that rather than what’s housed inside. This stone house is still standing after centuries of use – can only guess they were built to last in the 17th century! However, inside there is a small display of beautifully designed... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

This was included as part of the museum pass we bought at Museo Municipal. Housed in an interesting stone building the tiles were 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 6 minutes.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

It is tiny and most of them are from French origins! I am so sorry if I am being a little dumb but CFolonia was colonized by the Portuguese and THEY had the most amazing tiles ever hand-made. Difficult to find and it is always clodes at lunchtime. Be aware that not all museum open on the same day- check... More 

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