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Barrio Historico

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Address: , Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 59894316448
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th...
This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an historic lighthouse and Uruguay’s oldest church.
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$320*
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Small Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires
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$83*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo

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Great Place to Walk Around for a Few Hours

Excellent place to walk around. Beautiful historic district with original cobblestone streets and walls from the 1700's. Nice restaurants and shopping with the waterfront all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to walk around. Beautiful historic district with original cobblestone streets and walls from the 1700's. Nice restaurants and shopping with the waterfront all around you and lots of hotels nearby.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you've really exhausted your time in BA, you might like to take the ferry to Uruguay for the day. Be prepared for the sticker shock if you've gotten used to leaving on the cheap in Argentina. Their peso is in much better shape vs the dollar so a simple lunch cost us over $45.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited for awhile by taking the ferry from Buenos Aires. It is a a very charming little place. Be sure to climb the lighthouse for some terrific views.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's a beautiful place to walk, both during the day or at night. If you happen to be there when is not crowded, you feel like if you were a century ago...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The cobblestone roads through here are absolutely amazing, although a little rough on the legs.. Stunning bougainvillaea's cover the walls and if your lucky, a local guitar maestro will provide you a musical accompaniment.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

To get a completely different view of this amazing region, visit Colonia del Sacramento's Barrio HIstorico. It's like walking through a piece of art. Well worth the visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Lovey place to whom likes architecture and history. You need only one or two days to see it all. Recommended!

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Florianopolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Uruguay alone is already a kind of nostalgic country. Colonia is a highlight of this characteristic. Lovely streets, old cars and very nice cafes and restaurants. A must visit in Uruguay.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The colonial history of Uruguay is well-preserved in El Barrio Historico of Colonia del Sacramento. I took a day-trip out to Colonia to enjoy the environment of Barrio Historico. Colonia is three-hour bus ride from Montevideo. Once I arrived at the terminal in Colonia, I took a taxi to Barrio Historic because I had no idea where to go or... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very well preserved . One can see the old walls defending the original city . The different styles of buildings , Spanish and Portuguese . A very good selection of museums . With one ticket you can visit them all . The Portuguese , the Municipal , national archive and others . Also a great variety of restsurants and coffee... More 

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