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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. Put Barrio Historico on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary maker.
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  • A very nice site, a complete journey into the past. When I visited the site in January, was extremely hot. However, it is a part of the city that have trees in most places, is well ventilated, and clean as a whistle. The restaurants of the area were very nice, and all I had were great.
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  • This is the place to go if you are in Uruguay, the view is amazing and romantic! Go with your favorite people and enjoy the place, and don't forget to have gelato!  more »
  • A beautiful place, full of peace and history. definitely makes want to go back and explore it day and night. A good choice for a weekend getaway.
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