Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento: Address, Plaza Mayor Reviews: 4/5

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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,817 contributions
Feb 2020
Whenever I visit cities/urban areas around the world, I quite enjoy stopping by the “green spaces” in those areas. This included the time my wife and I spent in Colonia del Sacramento. During our exploration of this historic city, we took a brief break to slow down and people watch. While there is nothing much to see in Plaza Mayor, it is a nice place to gather bearings and decide what other places to explore. There are also cafes and historical sites within a short walking distance once visitors are ready to continue walking around Colonia del Sacramento.
Written July 12, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2,988 contributions
Feb 2020
This plaza is a nice restful and quiet area to stop and "smell the roses". This really is the original area of the Governors House, not the mayor. Today there is not much to see here except the foundation stones to the old home and city buildings. Today it is just a quiet plaza surrounded by the Catholic Basilica de Santisimo Sacramento, restaurants and souvenir shops.

BOTTOM LINE: Loved the walkway stone paths and the small old bronze water fountain in the center of the plaza. The area has many old shade trees and a few sitting benches. MY RATING: 8/10
Written February 21, 2020
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,126 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited Colonia del Sacramento on a beautiful sunny day. Plaza Mayor was a great spot to stop for a break from the sun under the shady old trees. We could hear/see parrots in the trees. There were a few vendors selling souvenirs. This is the main plaza in the heart of the historic district that was founded by the Portuguese. It is surrounded by historic buildings and a few restaurants.
Written March 22, 2019
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Bruce
151 contributions
Feb 2020
A little tired but with lots of history. Lots of souvenir/handicraft sellers hang out here as well with much the same as each other.
Written March 1, 2020
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Milena Ailen
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
Nov 2019
I've been here enjoying the sun and playing with my daugther, it's a beautiful place to take pictures and enjoy the afternoon here.
Written May 6, 2020
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Heather K
11 contributions
Jan 2020
A lovely green enclave, this is very peaceful and mentally refreshing.sit and contemplate and digitally detox!
Written January 31, 2020
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,452 contributions
Oct 2019
Usually a plaza mayor is the main plaza or square in a town. That is not the case in Colonia del Sacramento. This plaza is near the Puerto de Campo, the reconstructed gate. It has some benches if you want to chill or read a book among the shade of its trees.
Written November 2, 2019
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brentling
NZ338 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a nice square. A pleasant place to pause while walking around Colonia, with a few spots to grab a bite to eat around as well.
Written June 20, 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,743 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This very large plaza contains open parkland, with nice shady trees on hot days, so it's a good place to take a break if you're walking the old town. The surrounding housing and businesses are all colourful and quaint, so it's a good idea to walk each side.
Written August 1, 2017
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,548 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
The plaza was initially created during the founding of the town and was the largest open space in the area. It was originally used for military maneuvers. Over the years the plaza has been transformed by incorporating gardens and pathways. It still remains the largest square in the old town and surrounded on all sides by historic buildings.
Written April 28, 2017
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