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Top things to do in Colonia Department

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Barrio Historico (Colonia del Sacramento)
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Ranked #1 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an... 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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La Calle de los Suspiros (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #2 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Rio de la Plata (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #3 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Galeria de los Suspiros (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #4 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Puerta de la Ciudadela (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
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Ranked #7 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Museums
Portuguese history is the central feature of this cultural heritage museum.
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Iglesia Matriz (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #8 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
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Parque Anchorena (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #9 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
  • outstanding 02/11/2012
Category: Architectural Buildings; Outdoors
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Avenida General Flores (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #10 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #11 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Ranked #12 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
Estancia de Belén,ruinas jesuíticas,siglo XVIII ,capilla en estado original mas antigua del Uruguay
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Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #13 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Playa Ferrando (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #14 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

Ferrando is the family name of the owner of this area at the beginning of the 20th. century. His business was to sell stones and sand to Buenos Aires as building material. The... more »

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Granja Colonia (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #15 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years.... more » Owner description: Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains many thousands of these and other trinkets and gifts collected by Arenas and his family. Some farm animals roam out back. « less
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Capilla San Benito (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #16 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Convento de San Francisco (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #17 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
Visitors can view the ruins of one of the city’s oldest buildings, this late 17th-century convent.
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Museo Casa de Nacarello (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #18 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Puerto de Yates (Carmelo)
Ranked #19 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Museo Del Ferrocarril (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #20 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Ranked #21 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Playa Sere (Carmelo)
Ranked #22 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Centro BIT (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #23 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Owner description: Informacion turistica, Contratacion de servicios, Wifi, Banos publicos, Guarda bultos, y una increible presentacion de los... more » Owner description: Informacion turistica, Contratacion de servicios, Wifi, Banos publicos, Guarda bultos, y una increible presentacion de los rasgos culturales y naturales del Uruguay!Tourist information, Accomodation, Guided tours, Wifi, Toilettes, Lockers, and an amazing overview of Uruguayan Cultural and Natural features. « less
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Museo de los Naufragios y Tesoros (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #24 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Museums
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Ranked #25 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Embarcadero de Yates Riachuelo Park (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #26 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Plaza de Toros (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #27 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Museo Municipal Dr. Bautista Rebuffo (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #28 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #29 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
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Museo de Azulejos (Colonia del Sacramento)
Ranked #30 of 41 attractions in Colonia Department
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Housed in a 300-year-old house, this unusual museum displays 19th-century European and Uruguayan tiles.
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