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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Beautiful Old Buildings

Most of the streets of old town Colonia have beautiful old buildings some in good condition and some not so good. The foot paths are generally in poor repair but forget the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Oldjack
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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

General Flores is the main thoroughfare bisecting the Old City. It is suitable for restaurants but is mainly only a commercial street without any true cultural attractions. You can skip it unless you're looking for dining options.

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Noosa Heads
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1,142 reviews
533 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Most of the streets of old town Colonia have beautiful old buildings some in good condition and some not so good. The foot paths are generally in poor repair but forget the negatives and just enjoy the history and the architecture

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Thank Oldjack
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is the main street in town. If you want to walk, drive or bike anywhere in town you will end up on this street at some point. This main street has a lot of restaurants and cute shops. I definitely recommend a stroll down this main street for food, shopping and everything in between.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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696 reviews
490 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You'll sooner or later be on this street if you walk Colonia. Use it and the lighthouse as a guide as to where you're at. There are some little mercados here and an ATM at one of the banks. Also, a Consulate. Some restaurants, but I preferred the family owned restaurants and cafes further into Colonia. This street essentially ties... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you've been anywhere in Colonia, then you've been on, in, over, through, around, or maybe under Avenida General Flores. This main drag strip runs from the old town at one end to the more modernized city at the other end and has just about all the conveniences of modern life, including banks, bars, grocery store, cambios, etc. Necessary!

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Chino Hills, California
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61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Avenida General Flores is the main street in downtown Colonia del Sacramento...but besides a few restaurants, there is nothing else there that attracted my attention.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you don´t know what to do in Colonia, this is a good place to start, yo will see markets, an hospital, some banks, but there is nothing outstanding here, after walk here you should go to the barrio historico.

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Natal
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91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It is a long and important avenue for the Colonia town, but the worst of the beautiful Colonia town can be seen here. Run down restaurants, some dirty sidewalks... You won't probably have to go there eventually, but there is nothing special or worth to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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512 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Need something, most likely place you will find what you're looking for… Shops, restaurants and banks...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Av. Gral Flores is the main avenue of the town. It's rather noisy and it has all the stores and some restaurants. There is not much to see there, but it's okay to walk through it if you don't have much to do.

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