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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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$83*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
61 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Its a surprising place this city. I didnt expect to find that kind of old town in this city. Absolutely recommended to go here if you are in the area. However is a really small place and its quick to visit it.

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We plan our travels around UNESCO World Heritage sites because many are jaw-dropping. In that sense, Colonia is disappointing. The historic district is small, and can be visited easily in two hours. That includes the several museums, some of which consist of a single room. Several of the historic buildings have been either modernized or replaced, and some construction is... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very laid back, with a peaceful main square. Some centuries-old buildings surrounded by cute handicraft boutiques and eateries. Scenic riverside. Nothing spectacular but a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Redwood City, California, USA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent area to walk. Went there for a day trip from Buenos Aires. We thought it was worth the time, but for some people it might be better spend the time in BA. View the photos and judge for yourself.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The historic area was interesting although quite small. You could probably cover it all in a couple of hours. Otherwise, there was not much to see.

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Ballarat, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were really disapointed that we waisted one of our few days in Buenos Aires coming to Colonia. The historic area is quaint but, considering its UNESCO world heritage listing, is in a shocking state of disrepair. An hour is more than enough time to take in the sites. The ferry ride from Buenos Aires was crowded and noisy and... More 

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Ostrava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Such a small piece of historic town fortification could be hardly interesting in Europe but for America it is quite extraordinary. Definitely worth visiting but one hour is more than sufficient together with a wall along La Plata coast.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Easy to walk around and see all in an afternoon. Uruguay itself is pricey compared to other Latin american countries but if you are coming here take the time to see this towns Barrio Historico

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

peaceful area! Nice place just only 2hs from Buenos Aires. You can walk there and feel in the 19th century! Lovely flowers, boutique shops, delicate restaurants. Highly recommended place for 1 day.

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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great atmosphere, it is largely unchanged for centuries, relax and enjoy walking in the historic site.

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