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 times in Uruguay. Old houses sporting architectural features of centuries ago line the narrow pedestrian street, which allows strollers to feel like they're stepping into another time. Paved with stones and without sidewalks, the street remains linked to many bizarre local myths. One story claims criminals sentenced to death were left here to drown during high tide, while another tale says brothels once dotted the area, attracting lonesome sailors whose love sighs gave the street its whimsical name. Put La Calle de los Suspiros at the forefront of your travel plans using our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder app .
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  • Beautiful colonial promenade, stone streets and houses of time, makes you feel you are in the time that the Portuguese inhabited the place, with the typical bathed in corners and small restaurants trade but very charming. Must visit place
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  • Like many places in the historic district, La Calle de los Suspiros is an interesting little side street. There is nothing spectacular about it but worth exploring and imagining the life that this str...  more »
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