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Barrio Historico

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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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Into the past

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Corona, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fun to visit for the day. We went off season though and it was pretty quiet. Super close 75 min. boat ride from Buenos Aires.

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Huston, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The old town is calm and very pleasant wth small streets, It is a tourist destination but not a real "gringo experience", nice for walking on sunset.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The streets are lovely, with old buildings and landscaping. History happened here, you will able to enjoy it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This portion of Colonia de Sacramento maintains a blend of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles of the era. It is a very interesting and historically important part of the area. If anyone traveling is physically challenged, this could prove to be a strain as the streets are ALL cobblestone.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Having spent several weeks in the bustle of Buenos Aires Colonia was a day of relief! There are two ferry companies operating from Buenos Aires to Colonia. We used Colonia Express as this was considerably cheaper and included a free guided tour in English. The ferry takes about an hour and passing through immigration was quick and easy. Once in... More 

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Is a part of Rio de la Plata history ! Spanish, French, English past. Treats and wars. Love, and peace. Roots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My friends and I rented Vespas which afforded us the opportunity to check out all the sites in Colonia. We really liked the Barrio Historic and were impressed by how well everything in Colonia was maintained. Real cool to cruise around on the cobblestone streets and see well preserved history.

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Address: Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento

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