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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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$83*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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$250*
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

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Nice way to spend one day relaxed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mikko N
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self-walking tour through the town today. Easy to find everything and plenty to see and do. We loved the architecture, views, and history that we found in our journey atound town. We highly recommend a self-tour.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Colonia del Sacramento has a lot of charm. Its a great place to visit in a weekend, with family, friend or with your couple. Get lost in the small streets, enter the galleries, coffee shops an restaurants.... A place to relax and enjoy!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a sunny day, the Historic Quarter of Colonia is a great place to relax while enjoying lovely views of the river and of the historic buildings and streets. Especially if you're coming from Montevideo or Buenos Aires, Colonia is a great place for a day trip. We took the earliest boat from Buenos Aires and arrived in plenty of... More 

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Villa Ballester, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay four times and I love this place. The historic neighborhood has lots of restaurants and historic places to visit, I especially love the old light house.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go back in time as you walk these streets full of history. Spend a whole morning getting lost in the alleyways, make a turn and find the bast Rio de la Plata with the sun shining above.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Here is a welcoming place with charm and wit. Look carefully into the outdoor antique cars.Try the humor museum which read open but was not. Walk the perimeter. Find the gloriously treed promenade streets off the thoroughfares. Small, historic, and richly deserving of some time.

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Corpus Christi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This area is centuries old and has many old brick and stone historic sites and buildings.It is a beautiful and historically picturesque area of Colonia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect but loved Colonia Del Sacramento. It wasn't crowded during this time of year, but sunny and 60. Still outdoor cafes open by noon. Cheap wine and good food. We ate at 3 places within the 5 hours. Took Colonia Express from Buenos Aires at 8:15am. We were here by 9:15....then took the 4pm boat... More 

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