La Calle de los Suspiros, Colonia del Sacramento

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • This street is small and very charm. The buildings from the period of Portuguese colonization are very conserved and beautiful. All the city is cutie and very historic. See sunset at mar del plata...  more »
  • Definately somewhere for a photo opportunity. The cobbles mean that you have to be careful with your walking - maybe a little challenging if you're not steady on your feet or have a...  more »

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