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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  • It is a very touristic place, great for pictures, if you are visiting this place in summer or spring its very sunny and comfortable, you have many places to buy coffee or icecream.  more »
  • The street is steeped in history obviously but is now looking a little tired. A make over may take away from what it was but still worth a visit.  more »

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