Colonia del Sacramento Travel Blog› entry 96 of 177 › view all entries
Spent today visiting the museums that were closed yesterday. Was a very overcast day, and even had a few spits of rain, which is unusual for this trip. Had another coffee at Mercosur (our waiter is getting to know what we like now!) and then went to the Casa de Nacarello, a small house of 18th century Portuguese construction containing furniture of the times. The museum is very small, and only takes a few minutes so went straight next door into the Municipal Museum. There is much more in here, with a collection of objects from the town of Colonia since its founding. We saw original documents, maps, fossils, weapons, hotel crockery, fans, bullfighting memoriabilia and even a plaque commemorating Australia´s bicentennary, as some of the early town plans here were done by one Captain Arthur Philip.