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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: +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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Main attraction in Colonia del Sacramento

The Barrio Historico is surely the main attraction in Colonia del Sacramento. It embodies most of the other touristic attraction listed in TripAdvisor. People also refer to it as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Barrio Historico is surely the main attraction in Colonia del Sacramento. It embodies most of the other touristic attraction listed in TripAdvisor. People also refer to it as Old Center.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting but not somewhere you would go to over and over again (even if it was a 2 hr drive from your house). It's about a 2.5-hr (easy) drive from Montevideo and there's plenty of parking in the town. There's not that much of the original settlement left - ruins of the convent, an original Portugese house (sounds more interesting... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonia offers a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. This is a lovely day trip to make via ferry.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a free day in BA, decided to make a day trip to Colonia. Took the Buquebus from Puerto Madero to Colonia which was very easy. I bought my tickets online which streamlined the process, I recommend doing the same. I arrived about 1:10 before departure time with worked out great. It was full of tourists, a little to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Colonia on an overnight trip from Buenos Aires. The barrio historico is colorful, easy to walk, and steeped in history. There are several museums to visit and one ticket gets you into all - except the naval museum, which is separate. You can't buy your tickets at any of the museums so be prepared for that bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to Buenos Aires you have to take a trip over to Colonia. The ferry ride is great and easy. The town is very easy to get around. No car needed. We stayed at the Radisson Hotel which is outstanding! Enjoy this lovely city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little town is unique in the Americas, since it was not destroy by urbanization. Don´t go by car or bicycle, just walk around, it is not that big. Go in the afternoon and also at night. It is safe! Have a drink, tea or dinner in the many places in town. It is just a few blocks from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice old town though quite touristy. Very colorful churches, nice colonial buildings, arty shops, plenty of nice views, nice squares and quite a cool lighthouse. Well worth a visit from Montevideo or Buenos Aires if you have a day or 2

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Colonia del Sacramento is indeed very pleasant and quiet, but it lacks prominent sights. Perhaps that's its quality, but it would have done better had it been free from traffic and cleaned up properly from rubbish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here in the Buquebus. Two hours are enough to visit the whole place. It is a colonial town with beautiful antique houses and places.

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