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 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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  • The place is very nice but small, good for a day, lunch, stroll through points of interest on foot, watch the sunset and dinner. Worth a hit or stay a night in one of the many typical lodgings.
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  • Looks like a movie scenario, you have the option of renting a golf type cart to make the route or walking. Did walk, need a comfortable shoe.
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