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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo

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Beginning of something good

Very glad I went. The stone walls and cobbled streets lead to one of the most beautiful and charming streets I've been in the world. Once a Spanish colony and now part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very glad I went. The stone walls and cobbled streets lead to one of the most beautiful and charming streets I've been in the world. Once a Spanish colony and now part of Uruguay, there are many little shops and cafes. It started to rain when I was there, and was happy to find a family run cafe with made... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I spent the day wandering around this place with some people I met on the ferry ride over from Buenos Aires. I had a fabulous time exploring this very safe historic district. When some unexpected rain came, we stepped inside a cute cafe to wait it out. I couldn't find the name of the place later, because EVERYTHING is cute... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love a variety of travel experiences: big cities, small villages, urban areas, rural nature settings -- you name it. I love Europe, Asia, South America, Africa -- sign me up for EVERYTHING. I rarely dislike a new travel experience. So...naturally, after seeing Chile, Brazil, and Argentina for 14 incredible days, I thought to myself: "Let's see Uruguay." While I... More 

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Satelite, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not much to say, typical small town with XVII-XVIII century Spanish style buildings and streets. Had a good time though sightseeing with the family. It's a good idea to rent a golf cart or a 4x4 minicar to move around and visit other sites along the shoreline. Bicycles, motorcycles and skates also available. The farthest point to visit is about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The history here is amazing.it is lovely to explore all the pepple streets.the food was fantastic escecially the seafood.

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Metairie, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Do enter by the original gate and drawbridge. It is attached to part of the original wall surrounding the city. A beautiful UNESCO site. Try to go during the week as it gets very crowded on the weekends. The central square is lovely with blooming Kapok trees when we were there. Lots of birds and parrots in the trees. Take... More 

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Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sacramento is famous and right-fully a UNESCO world heritage site. Nevertheless, if you come with huge expectations then you might be disappointed. The place is quite small and merely consists of low ruins. Paraty in Brazil was much more impressive for us (however, it might very well be that the historic value is higher in Sacramento)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a lovely place to walk through the old streets and its original buildings, nice restaurants and a very pleasant river view.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The architecture is breathtakingly wonderful, however the whole of Ciudad Vieja is just a museum with tourist shops, restaurants and bars. I find it a shame that locals don't live in this area, meaning that it is literally just a parade of tourists wandering around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Barrio Historico is a really nice place where you can find a lot of history, amazing and tasteful restaurants and charming cafés. Colonial is cute, and you don't need more than two days to do the whole city tour, speacilly when using the funny golf cars...

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