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Rio de la Plata

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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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This was a great little spot because you are doing a lot of walking. Its great to have a seat and enjoy the view of the city. You can see The Faro (light house) & the Cultural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2016
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Tempe, Arizona
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Genoa, Italy
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio de la Plata is a wide brown body of water without many outstanding features that make other great rivers such a joy to travel upon.

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This was a great little spot because you are doing a lot of walking. Its great to have a seat and enjoy the view of the city. You can see The Faro (light house) & the Cultural Center (Bastion).

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It's not beautiful, It's a peaceful river excursion. The sights are culturally interesting. Wide, wide unperturbed river resembling an enormous lake.

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Corpus Christi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This river surrounds Colonia del Sacramento and is very scenic.From the beaches there are several islands to see and another lighthouse on one of them.I have crossed this river by boat on 4 separate occasions.It is as wide as 200 miles between Buenos Aires and Montevideo,though I recommend the crossing to and from Colonia,which is only one hour and much... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

There are several vantage points from where to view Rio de la Plata: from the top of the Light House, from the wharf at Muelle de Yates, or along the Paseo de San Gabriel that runs along the bank of the river. Lingering to view the sunset on the river proved to be quite rewarding.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The sunsets are incredible. Uruguay is truly one of a kind, and I will always remember my time in Colonia del Sacramento.

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

If you're in Colonia, you're likely to constantly see the Rio de la Plata. It's not the clearest water, but the beaches just outside of the old town are really pretty and generally clean. And if you're in the old town, the views are great, and there are many restaurants on the water.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The river was the way in which the Peruvian silver leaked to Buenos Aires and from there to Spain. Broad, majestic, its waters drained much of the history of the Spanish and Portuguese Americas.

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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I visited here in 2007 not know what to expect really but, while there is not a whole lot to do, I really liked the place. We rented a little dune buggy and drove around for some sightseeing and watched the sunset over the river. The people in Colonia were so welcoming, that really made the place for me. Recommended... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Seems not many things to see. But it's ok just to be here. What I regret is I should've spent one night and watched sunset here. The other one's picture made me so!!!! ha~ Hope to make 2nd visit~

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