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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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BOARDWALK AT BARRIO HISTORICO

There is a nice little boardwalk (malecon) in Barrio Historico Colonia de Sacramento. It is a great place to walk or sit by the river. You can enjoy pleasant conversation, reading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

There is a nice little boardwalk (malecon) in Barrio Historico Colonia de Sacramento. It is a great place to walk or sit by the river. You can enjoy pleasant conversation, reading a book, take nice photos or watch boat operation from the pier. Later in the evening if you are still around, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. There are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We bought a day trip with Colonia Express. It turned into a 4 hours nightmare between arriving, boat breaking and being towed back. Lack of maintenance, full of smoke. Nerve wrecking experience. Manager was extremely rude.

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CHENNAI,INDIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It seems to be a sea without waves. It is endless and beautiful. The Rio de la Plata is very well navigable and one can see large ships from time to time

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We experienced a very nice sunset over the Rio de la Plata. It's a huge river (200Km, at it;s widest point, after two big rivers merged and become the Rio the la Plata) seperating Argentina from Uruguya

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

During the day, we walked along the cornice in the old city. The view of the rio is pretty. The little harbor is also interesting.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This river is HUGE. Seems more like a sea with the choppy water and that you can't see to the other side. Historic river as a lot of goods and gold and silver once moved here from the New World to the Old World. Many places in Colonia del Sacramento you can see the water.

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Sorocaba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A big river where silver and gold mined in Potosí- Colombia, down the river in boats that would take then to Portugal and other destinations. Be sure to visit Colonia and enjoy na authentic Tannat wine, the national grape of Uruguay.

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

It is difficult to call this a river as it is very wide. You can take a ferry across from BA to Colonia. The road from Montevideo to Colonia follows the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

To see the River Plate from the old city of Colonia del Sacramento is weird because it seems as large as a sea!!!! The river is the widest all over the world where it joints the Atlantic Ocean. Any way, from Colonia you cannot see either the opposite shore of Argentina. The most fast trip by seacats and modern ferries... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This river is a slow flowing river, very wide in Colonia de Sacramento, about 24 miles wide to Buenos Aires. There are many parks along the river with table, chairs and grills and a nice sandy beach to spend the day. A few good photos opportunities here.

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

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