Avenida General Flores
Avenida General Flores
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Ignacio S
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
If you walk this street up and down, you'll see a wonderful transition between a growing and bustling new metropolis, and a quaint and peaceful ancient cobblestone ghost town. It's quite an experience, and it's best to try to do it as though you were a local. Peek into every nook and cranny, and you may just find a hidden gem, like a small, but quaint cafe, or a bakery to buy some traditional Uruguayan snacks. You might even do a bit of shopping, although that's probably not recommended due to the fact that no matter where you go in Colonia del sacramento, everything seems to be at least five times more expensive than it would be in the United States. Trust me. I've seen shoes selling for near 200 dollars that back in the states wouldn't cost more than 40 or 50 dollars! But despite all of that, you might just get away with a few reasonably priced knick-knacks, if you know where to go. "Artesanias del Uruguay", near the old quarter, passing Mercosur, has a wonderful array of handcrafted knick knacks and leather products that really represent Uruguay and all it's years of leather-working culture and Gauchos. Also, you cannot, I repeat, CANNOT, leave Uruguay without taking home a Mate. I'll probably write some more about this tradition Uruguay drink (Yes, it's Uruguayan, no matter what any Argentinian or Brazilian tour guide tells you!!!) in some other post, but just know, it's a wonderful tradition, and a delicious drink, despite being an acquired taste. It's a shame it's not more popular in other parts of the world, but you can find an amazing variety of mate gourds and traveling cases here on this wonderful street to take home and share with your friends and neighbors! Who knows? You might even start a trend!

Happy walking!
Written January 31, 2013
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Chilliepadee
London, UK1,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Situated within a walking distance from the ferry terminal, head here straight to get your Uruguayan pesos if you have just crossed the river from Buenos Aires. DO NOT change at the ferry terminal - the rate there was very bad! You can find afew Cambios along this main street which offer much better rate than the terminal.

Also, if you are looking for SIM cards, there is a CLARO along the street, which only needs your passport to get your local SIM cards.

There are also many restaurants here, but we didn't have any meals here.
Written March 22, 2019
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carmelouruguay
San Francisco, CA118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
General Flores is the main thoroughfare bisecting the Old City. It is suitable for restaurants but is mainly only a commercial street without any true cultural attractions. You can skip it unless you're looking for dining options.
Written February 2, 2016
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Stephanie B
Buenos Aires, Argentina148 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
My memory might be failing but I found the main street boring this time. Few shops and the restaurants all seem to only offer burgers, pizzas and empanadas. The sidewalks are a hazard,
Written March 7, 2017
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Summerbreze18
Tampa, FL153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
This is the main street in town. If you want to walk, drive or bike anywhere in town you will end up on this street at some point. This main street has a lot of restaurants and cute shops. I definitely recommend a stroll down this main street for food, shopping and everything in between.
Written July 12, 2015
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sofiberro
Buenos Aires, Argentina18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
Av. Gral Flores is the main avenue of the town. It's rather noisy and it has all the stores and some restaurants. There is not much to see there, but it's okay to walk through it if you don't have much to do.
Written March 5, 2013
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Marvin Y
Oakland, CA29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Mush of this commercial street is outside of the official historic city boundaries. When you're tired of walking on cobblestones, come here to find a place to rest those tired feet. Lots of sidewalk tables to choose from to watch the world go by.
Written November 27, 2012
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Jody H
Medellin, Colombia165 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
Stroll up this street and slow down to the gentle, unhurried pace of this small town. Instead of speeding up to make you run across the street, as in Buenos Aires, the drivers stop and wave at you to go ahead.

Bikes are left unlocked; door to houses are left open for a cross-breeze.

And it is a perfect day trip from BsAs.
Written November 3, 2012
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Fernando M
Tel-Aviv14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Family
If you have arrived to Colonia by ferry, from the port, two-three streets up, you will hit the General Flores. Now, at this point in time, you have to walk in the direction of the "Barrio Historico". On the right hand side of the avenue, you will hit the main "plaza". If you fancy a snack, there is nothing like the uruguayan "chivito", and of course, there is no place as the "Charanguito", a trailer caravan placed opposite to Antel (the post and phone office) in one of the corners on the other side of the "plaza". Children coming back from school, families, workers, excecutives will stop by and buy their "chivito". If you continue your walk in the direction of the Barrio Historico, on the right hand side, if you want more than a snack, you can sit down at "El Porton", meat restaurant reviewed in Tripadvisor. Continuing, you will have the old port on the right hand side (you have to go in the direction of the river, one-two blocks from the General Flores), and in the opposite side, the Barrio Historico. Reaching the end of the Av, you hit the river by the faro. wonderful short walk, be sure to walk into the Barrio Historico and the port, in both sides. Almost all the good restaurants in the city of Colonia would be in the Barrio Historico are.
Written May 25, 2012
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Rosa S
Lakeland, MN5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
cars stop half a block before in order you to cross the street, i couldn't believe
Written March 29, 2012
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