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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of great restaurants and places to have a pick nick. Bring mosquito spray however… Have a stroll along the water. You might be lucky and some locals jam on their instruments. Check out the draw bridge and sit at a plaza or enjoy a nice eatery...

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Sausalito, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I am really Old Town weary, I feel like I have done them all (including Cartegena). But this one really was the best I have ever seen. It's big-you can hang out for 2 days without getting tired of the incredibly beautiful old architecture. It's a peaceful, nature imbued City that has the most picturesque shoreline and incredible tree canopy... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's especially great at night when the day trippers left the place. The nicest part of this town is the ability to enjoy tranquility. That I managed to experience

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Buenos Aires
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is one of the major tourist attractions in Uruguay and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This small townsite is full of historic buildings, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques offering local handicrafts. There are many free tours which take about three hours or visitors can rent their own golf carts or just stroll around the small village. It is... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Colonia is really beautiful. If you need a bit of relaxation away from the chaos of Buenos Aires, Colonia is the place to go. Fantastic sunset views, very quiet and safe, good stay at El Viajero Hostel and a good place to stop for a night before going on to Montevideo

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went for a day trip from Buenos Aires in August and was a bit disappointed. While the Old City was pretty to walk around for an hour and it was very nice to go up the lighthouse at sunset, you do not need more than a few hours here, making this a rather expensive short day trip (unless you continue... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I would not say we were wowed by the old city but we did really enjoy the few hours we spent here walking around. We came here from Buenos Aires on the Buque Bus ferry with a package that included a bus tour of the city (pretty views of the river but not that much to see other than that)... More

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

went for the half day trip with colonia express thank god i did not go with any of the other companies and pay more two hours avoiding the mess terribly run down place FILTHY beach plastic bottles everywhere total waste of time and money dont bother turist nightmare

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

During a three week visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina I took the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. This was absolutely worth the trip! It's very easy to walk around town, visiting all of the historical areas and shops. There are plenty of open air restaurants to choose from and the food was excellent. Make sure that you have enough cash in... More

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Dyer, in
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited Colonia on a weekend trip from Buenos Aires. We took a ferry over (45 minutes) and spent the afternoon walking around the old town. We had great weather so the walk was very pleasant along the river and the old parts of town. Very cute shops and restaurants to enjoy. Would not recommend more that 1 or 2... More

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