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Barrio Historico , Colonia del Sacramento
Explore one of Uruguay's most important historical areas with a visit to Barrio Historico. First established in 1680, and subsequently a poin
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Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse , Colonia del Sacramento
Visit Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse for a chance to look out over waters that have claimed countless ships over the centuries. The iconic
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Puerta de la Ciudadela , Colonia del Sacramento
Walk through the only part of the city walls of Montevideo to remain standing at Puerta de la Ciudadela. Once part of the citadel that stood
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Duration: 3 hours
Book a Memorable half day City Tour of Colonia del Sacramento and discover this ancient Portuguese City from the XVII century, declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO for its architecture. We will walk along the stone streets, the old buildings, old forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums. We will visit the Port, downtown, the Ferrando Beach and the Trees Reserve, the lovely “Rambla” that stretches along the coast up to the famous Real de San Carlos where we will be able to see the “Plaza de Toros”, the "Hippodrome" and old harbor.
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La Calle de los Suspiros , Colonia del Sacramento
Roughly translated as the "Street of Sighs," the World Heritage-listed La Calle de los Suspiros provides a glimpse into life during colonial
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Rio de la Plata , Colonia del Sacramento
Feel your stress melt away as you walk along Rio de la Plata, the estuary where the Uruguay and Parana rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. Known

Colonia del Sacramento

World heritage site · Landmarks · Lighthouses
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento. Changing hands between the Portuguese and Spanish conquerors numerous times during its early history, the World Heritage-listed city finally gained some stability when it became part of Uruguay in 1828. In a town of less than 30,000 residents, Colonia del Sacramento tourism is surprisingly well developed, offering the chance to admire some of Uruguay's best-preserved colonial architecture and enjoy all the amenities of a modern vacation destination. Make your own Colonia del Sacramento vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Uruguay driving holiday planner.

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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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