Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento

4.8
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 highlight of Colonia. Beautiful old neighborhood with an extremely unique authentic feel. Loved walking up and down all the streets.  more »
  • The city itself is a charm and this historic little piece is special. Interesting ruins, good preservation of archaeological sites, good restaurants and bars. We were frustrated because some places were closed and no references of elucidative plaques.
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