Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento

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Explore one of Uruguay's most important historical areas with a visit to Barrio Historico. First established in 1680, and subsequently a point of dispute between Portuguese and Spanish forces for over a century, the old city of Colonia del Sacramento, which sits on the tip of a peninsula, was sought after for its strategic location. Even now, the historic neighborhood retains the essence of its roots, with the ruins of a Portuguese fortress amid charming, crumbling houses. Walk through the neighborhood's sprawling cobbled streets and feel the different cultural influences that have shaped it over the centuries. By using our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Barrio Historico and other attractions in Colonia del Sacramento.
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  • You can walk around the historic centre. Portuguese colonial architecture with well-kept buildings. The location is very nice. I suggest to see and "feel" each site with wander and relax enjoying every moment. Safe place without major risks. I've been in the Sun and in the rain with winds still was wonderful at all times. Romantic and beautiful!
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  • Great old places and streets, all quite well kept, you can walk it and visit nice places,although some of the museums were not open  more »
  • The first morning left to travel alone and I di realized there was much history to discover, but got to us a guide to the hotel, few pesos can be hire one and make guided tour, since it is fascinating to discover and learn. Very nice Cologne!
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