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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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+598 94 316 448
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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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$82.99*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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$250.00*
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

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A very interesting old part of the city

I have to say that this old town is very interesting and fret to walk around specially in a sunny warm day but it is not the most impressive I have seen. It is small picturesque... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to say that this old town is very interesting and fret to walk around specially in a sunny warm day but it is not the most impressive I have seen. It is small picturesque and full of nice buildings and history. Recommended visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being from Germany we have visited historic places,ruins and castles before but this was different,it was part of "the new world" . Quite interesting and well presented, also relatively clean and walkable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As noted before we did day walking tour with another couple and he spoke Spanish which helped a lot. There is a lot of walking on some uneven spots

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A little town with a beautiful view to Rio de La Plata. I pretty sure to come back again! Nice place to visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old city is pretty but very small. Museums were very small and not very informative and did not open until 11:15. Some good restaurants but overall we thought Colonia overrated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a short ten minute walk from the Buquebus fast ferry. You must wear comfortable walking shoes since original cobblestones are throughout. There are cute little shops and interesting cafes. You may climb the lighthouse for a small entry fee. It is worth the sight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a few days in exhausting Buenos Aires (noisy, polluted), Colonia and its old historic Barrio is the best escape I could wish for. This is a tiny yet cute place that awaits visitors. One walks along these lovely streets from another time, delivering a peaceful atmosphere. We went there for a one-day trip from BA (as many people do),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only an hour by ferry from Buenos Aires, and two hours by bus from Montevideo, this lovely little town deserves a visit and make it a full day if you can. It doesn't take more than a couple of hours to walk around the main historic area but there are potentially 8 museums to visit as well as the climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonia del Sacramento is an easy day trip from Buenos Aires via the fast Buquebus ferry. The old town is a short (less than 10 minutes) wall from the ferry dock. You only need a few hours, including time for a meal, to see this lovely, compact, walled town. It is a well worth a visit to see older architecture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and cute area with charming old buildings, cobblestone streets, great restaurants, and a lot of charm. So pleasant to walk around and explore.

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