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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 59894316448
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This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th...

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.

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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

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I loved Colonia. I know, I know, touristy but still. A lovely european-settled quaint town. I went in winter so it wasn't crowded at all. I spent about 3 hours just wandering and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ari F
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved Colonia. I know, I know, touristy but still. A lovely european-settled quaint town. I went in winter so it wasn't crowded at all. I spent about 3 hours just wandering and looking into shops and galleries.

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Hellerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town in Colonia de Sacramento is quite small. If you dont go to any of the museums, you have seen it all in less than an hour. Most of the old buildings are either guest houses, restaurants or art galleries, and in such it is quite touristy. There are some ruins of original buildings and a great view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking in Colonia, it s like to walk back in time, narrow streets, beautiful views..it s the perfect one day out from BS AS there is a ferry a good option to go to Uruguay. just a little bit expensive..

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So my wife and I really enjoyed this day trip. We have been traveling in Argentina and we were staying in Buenos Aires. We did a quick day trip to Colonia, Uruguay to visit the Barrio Historico. How we got there - Buquebus - We did a 9am to 9pm - Ferry Ride with Buquebus: Needed passports and at least... More 

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Thank mtomcox
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly nice old barrio to walk around and a few quaint houses/museums. We went in late July for a day trip. It was COLD! Chk the weather before you book. In winter the Busquobus was no more than half full. Also remember that from BA to C you go thru migration there and back. So for a 9AM ferry we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to get away, walk in this rocky streets, eat something, sightsee the coast. Nice place to visit.

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Thank Raul C
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice colonial city in the interior of Uruguay on the banks of the Rio de la Plata with several options of places to be seen, restaurants and cafes. The Lighthouse, the gate of the city and the wall are the main points of this city that can be visited in a single day.

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Thank IoannisST
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in Colonia several times. I like to walk around the old city. It is full of historical references and the shops around give Colonia a nice atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Well there is not much left of the historical part of this Barrio. The Spanish and current Uruguayan residents of this town have wiped out most of the Portuguese heritage here. So much that a cobblestone street is marked as a street of sighs but there is not much else left intact. Modern houses mix in with the foundation stones... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Overall, the old town was quite small and nice. A bit touristic with the restaurants and shops, but this is only a good thing if you are a (non-Spanish speaking) tourist! Not really worth it if it's a rainy day. The sunsets can be astonishing on a good clear weather!

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