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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  • While in Buenos Aires, Argentina, my wife and I took the ferry over to Uruguay and spent a beautiful February 2020 day exploring this gorgeous historical neighborhood. From the lovely cobblestones...  more »
  • I've been here many times, and never get bored, I love to walk around this neighbourhood, take pictures and buy some coffee.  more »

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