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Small but very interesting representation of ceramics from different sources

Obviously it depends on how much you appreciate decorative arts, but this small museum offers a... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Jesusmiguel58
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Very interesting

Worth a visit. It a collection of what was brought from Europe in the Colonial Era (1500) when they... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Wright3333
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florida
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Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.
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Paseo de San Gabriel y Misiones de los Tapes, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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+598 4522 1065
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The tiles on display are very old and made in Europe. If you speak castellano, the man who checks your ticket will give you some explanations.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It's the smallest museum I have ever visited. It has only a few pieces of tiles. My visit lasted 3 minutes.

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited during our walking tour. It is one of the most visited locations in the old town. It was constructed by the Portuguese during the period 1740 - 1760 and restored in 1986. There are collections of Portuguese, Spanish and French tiles and also the...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Obviously it depends on how much you appreciate decorative arts, but this small museum offers a good variety of beautiful samples of ceramics from France, Spain and of course local craftsmen of great historic value especially if you are into this form of art. The...More

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank Wright3333
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Aafia
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...More

Thank corrosio
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank K G
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...More

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