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“Main street Colonia!”

Avenida General Flores
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Need something, most likely place you will find what you're looking for… Shops, restaurants and banks...

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

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.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I liked the look of the street and the drivers (what few there are) are extremely courteous to pedestrians

Thank Debsonbelle
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

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!

4  Thank Ignacio S
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is the main thoroughfare of Colonia and takes you from one end of town to the other. Along it you will find many businesses, shops, restaurants and bars. Some of these restaurants were much more reasonably priced than those in the old city. It is also the place to catch the local buses to go up the coast. It is very safe and calm and definitely worth a strolling along

Thank elsiek
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