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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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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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Chino Hills
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have visited other 'Barrios Historicos' in different Latin America countries, and at the one in Colonia del Sacramento I noticed at least 20 buildings and/or houses not only vacant but in deplorable condition. The city officials must compromise themselves in looking for ways to bring investors to the area and revive the curb appeal of this charming neighborhood of... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Wonderfully maintained colonial settlement, with remarkable architecture, places of historical interest, but also a number of interesting restaurants, cafes and shops. Great vistas of Rio de la Plata, magical sunsets. Truly worth a visit.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a wonderful and easy excursion from Buenos Aires. The historic area is compact, walkable, and with a little imagination it is easy to conjure up a colonial settlement. We spent the morning walking around. There are several small museums but they are not necessary to visit, you can get a feel for the area without them. We had... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Absolutely a must see. The walk around town is fun, full of history and character. People are friendly and proud of their heritage

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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went from Buenos Aires in a ferro boat, it took around 1,5h ,custos included. The soricória centre , is well preserved, but it s real small, the stone wall erécted by the portuguese is interesting. Conclusion it takes a full day and you should go there only If you have already concludente the sightseeing in Buenos Aires

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Biloela, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very peaceful to walk around when there are no crowds. So many interesting buildings and sights to capture in photos. Just mind that you are wearing suitable shoes to walk on the cobblestones!

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DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Colonia makes for an easy daytrip from Montevideo (about 2 hours on a mostly deserted toll road) or Buenos Aires (about 1.5 hours on the ferry) and there is really no need to stay overnight. The historic area is compact and quaint but there aren't many signs or explanations around town. Although most of the museums' displays are only in... More

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Cordoba, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a very cute area to walk around, with a lot of fun shops and restaurants. If you're a budget conscious traveler though, I would recommend avoiding eating or shopping too much - things are even more expensive than Buenos Aires! Instead, go to a market on Flores and buy stuff for sandwiches and make a picnic by the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I liked it very much walking in such a calm town, seeing everything from colourful houses, flowers, the dock. It was very serene, but I wouldn't be staying there for more than 1 day.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Just wear comfortable walking shoes.....nice restaurants, plenty of historic building, dating from the Spanish colonial days.....good scenery,..very safe to walk even at night...... take a climb up the lighthouse, where the views and sunsets are spectacular.

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