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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  • The guide told us from where comes the name of the street... There are several stories and I preferred to stay with male sighs... Very nice to know!
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  • It is part of the historic district and very preserved it equally well that the rest of the streets. It has some magic or will it be that there are several legends that hover around the origin of its name that makes it so. In the end, it is beautiful like the rest.
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  • A street steeped in history as all the historic Cologne, as well as being very picturesque with the typical lantern of Cologne part
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