Museo Indígena

Colonia del Sacramento

Houses Roberto Banchero’s personal collection of Charrúa stone tools, exhibits on indigenous history, and an amusing map upstairs showing how many European countries could fit inside Uruguay’s borders (it’s at least six!).

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1. Archivo Regional

0.08 MILES

On the northwest edge of Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo, the tiny Archivo Regional contains historical documents along with pottery and glass excavated from the…

2. Puerto Viejo

0.09 MILES

Colonia’s yacht harbor makes for a pleasant stroll.

3. Museo Municipal


Houses an eclectic collection of treasures including a whale skeleton, a re-creation of a colonial drawing room, historical timelines and a scale model of…

4. Iglesia Matríz


Uruguay’s oldest church – begun by the Portuguese in 1680, then completely rebuilt twice under Spanish rule – is the centerpiece of pretty Plaza de Armas…

5. Museo del Azulejo

0.11 MILES

This dinky 17th-century stone house has a small sampling of French and Catalan tilework.

6. Casa Nacarello

0.12 MILES

This teeny colonial home is evocative of Colonia's early days, with period furniture, thick whitewashed walls, wavy glass and original lintels (duck if…

7. Convento de San Francisco

0.14 MILES

Off the southwest corner of Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo are the ruins of the 17th-century Convento de San Francisco, within which stands the 19th-century faro…

8. Museo Portugués

0.15 MILES

In this old house on Colonia's main square you’ll find Portuguese relics including porcelain, furniture, maps, Manuel Lobo’s family tree and the old stone…