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- A nice place to visit, have a walk around and enjoy the peace. There are a few little museums you can visit. Buy a ticket for 150 pesos at the government museum and the ticket will get you into all of them. They’re very small, no English anywhere so won’t take you long if you can’t read Spanish. A good way to pass some time. A very pretty and peaceful area with small shops , cafes and bars. A UNESCO site.Written May 13, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I love lighthouses so it was a must for me
Be aware you need sneakers to go up, I was with flip flops and they wouldn't let me go up, I had to switch shoes with a friend'
They charge a small fee, you can pay with argentinian pesos also
At the top they allow you to stay only 5 minutesWritten January 25, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Loved everything about Colonia Del Sacramento including this welcoming Puerta De la Ciudadela. It offers a great photo op and invites you into this peaceful little city. We took a day trip on the ferry from Buenos Aires. Most on the ferry must have gone on to Montevideo because there were very few tourists here. The peace and quiet and quaint beauty offered was a nice juxtaposition to the chaos of Buenos Aires.Written April 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Stopped by as part of a guided tour. Lots of urban legends as to how the street got its name. Very similar to Colonial Williamsburg and Charleston SC.Written March 30, 2023
- Yes, it is the mouth of the river Plata but it takes over an hour to cross by ferry from Argentina to Uruguay. Interesting one day visit to Colonia is well worth the USD32 cost RT of the ferry.Written November 1, 2022
- This is the riverfront walk from ferry terminal to old town. Don't take a taxi. Not that far and you will miss the walk.Written November 1, 2022
- I visited the winery with my music group and our fans - there were 15 of us. Everyone had a fabulous time! The charcuterie board and wines were delicious. The wine glasses were refilled generously. While our fans went on a tour, the music group did a photo shoot on the picturesque property. The staff was cooperative, fun, and unflappable. We even got out our instruments at one point during lunch and played a tango for all the guests. That's how comfortable we all felt! It was a great day in the country. Thank you to the staff for a memorable afternnoon.Written December 8, 2022
- We didn’t do a tour but had a look at the restoration that’s been carried out. It’s an interesting building (although it looks a bit flimsy) with an interesting history…Written May 12, 2023
- Very beautiful church in the old two of Colonia. Nice architecture both inside and outside. A lot of history.Written October 15, 2018
- This is a nice quick stop on my way to Colónia del Sacramento! It blew my mind away upon seeing his thousands of pencil, key chain collections and other simple things such as cologne bottles, pins, etc. The entrance is free and there’s an artisan store in the site that sells local products and have a free taste of organic marmalade and cheeses! It’s a great small museum that any one may think it’s only an imagination, but it’s real!Written January 2, 2020
- During our journey around Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I visited this fascinating gallery located on the iconic La Calle de los Suspiros. Outside of the entrance is a sign that reads “Atelier”; this translates to studio or workshop. However, Galeria de Los Suspiros seems to be so much more than that.
The historic building is constructed of stone and tile and fits in perfectly on La Calle de los Suspiros. Upon entering, the first space is large and a bit dark. But it is filled with gorgeous artwork of local artists and artisans. The paintings represent different styles in different styles and utilizing different materials—all of the artwork appeared to be on sale with a wide range of prices. As we walked to the back of the building, there were smaller rooms that seemed to be more like museum exhibits. They had vintage pieces that showed rooms as period pieces locked in a past century. Finally, there was a rear yard that had some paintings as well as interesting sculptures made from various metal items. There were also several café tables and chairs which were very inviting. I can imagine that artists sometimes paint outside with a small, appreciative audience. The staff were friendly and inviting with no pressure whatsoever to purchase anything.Written July 12, 2020
- Can by a ticket for all 8 historic museums at the Municipal Museum for 50 Uruguayan pesos. Cash only. This is Portuguese construction from the first half of the 18th century, Its hipped roof is made of wood covered with tiles. Its outer walls are made of stone and adobe. The internal walls are wooden frames filled with stones, pieces of tiles, and adobe. Its annexes are flat-roofed Spanish constructions from late 18th century on Portuguese walls. Among other things in this museum are the original coat of arms of the city gate, Portuguese furniture, weapons, crafts and reproductions of maps from the 16th and 17th centuries.Written April 8, 2020
- Most "main streets" in towns are commercial, crowded and not picturesque at all. This street, as well as most of the nearby streets in and leading to the Old Town part of Colonia, are lined with beautiful, tall trees. The overall effect is quite scenic.Written October 17, 2018
- Be sure to make reservations for the guided tour, it is the only way to see the park inside. It is free and guides gave great info (in spanish though) about its founder Aaron Anchorena and how park is kept today. Check in advance if other languages available. If you are serious photographer of wildlife, bring your telephoto/zoom, since tour does not allow to get closer to wildlife. Good weather is key for the attraction.
This is great tour for kids and seniors and this was a convenient stop coming from/going to Carmelo. If we were to stay only in Colonia I would think twice if moving just for this attraction though.Written September 18, 2017
- Not many people bother to walk round here but it is well worth doing, being on the water front. Walk slowly and savor itWritten January 31, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Colonia del Sacramento
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- Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires
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- Guided Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Montevideo
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