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Granja Colonia

Ruta 1 Km. 167 | Riachuelo Departamento de Colonia CP, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains many thousands of these and other trinkets and gifts collected by Arenas and his family. Some farm animals roam out back.
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Ruta 1 Km. 167 | Riachuelo Departamento de Colonia CP, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
598 (0) 520 20 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide told us that the owner holds the Guinness World Record for his pencil, keychain and matchbox collections. However, we only saw evidence of a Guinness World Record Certificate for his pencil collection. It is a quaint collection dating back over 50 years with...More

Thank J A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was a stop during a tour to Colonia del Sacramento. The museum itself is quite small, but is literally packed with relatively mundane items, such as keychains, pencils, ashtrays, and perfume bottles. Although it was kind of interesting to see a huge variety of...More

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

It wasn't what I expected from an asado, the meat was too cooked and of medium quality. Good point: the pencil museum is nice to visit!

Thank naysso
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I wanted to like this museum more, and it was fascinating for about 15 minutes. After seeing some odd collections of pencils, ashtrays, key rings, etc, you spill into a store that sells jams and a small restaurant. Just a quick stop for us. Perhaps...More

1  Thank FLBeachWanderer
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I don't want to call it a collection of junk, because it's beautiful collections of things to form art, if you will. They've collected so much 'stuff' of so much variety, it's almost comical. I can appreciate the dedication to make this place, very entertaining...More

Thank oatografia
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We have been to this farm twice and I enjoyed it both times. There are many things to see in the museum and outside there are many old automobiles and trucks. Truely a place you need to visit while in Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay.

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

un ejemplo de tesòn. charming pleace..and the food is delicius. marmalades and cheese--we felt at easy..and prices very good

Thank lagringagreen
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I don't think I would make this a destination in itself, but as the bus stopped here from Colonia del Sacramento, I looked around. In back, they have a lot of nice Rovers and high end campers in the expedition/adventure category. Inside, a collection of...More

1  Thank Randy K
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Almost all tours stop at Granja Colonia on the way to Colonia de Sacramento.There you will see collections of pencils and keychains recognized by the Guinness Book. It is interesting, however the biggest attraction of the place are the jellies: there are the traditional like...More

2  Thank Celia B
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus or organised coach out to this spot....More

4  Thank mg1511
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