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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  • Fantastic, lovely! Historic streets full of bars, restaurants, handicrafts, leather goods. Cobblestone streets, colorful houses.
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  • A truth walk to beautiful places, very magical places that are worth visiting. If they walk in summer come with comfortable clothes, by the heat and humidity, leave the jeans today sandals, the paving is walking better with slippers, it is more comfortable. It runs perfectly in a single day.
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  • We visited the barrio on a day trip from BA and it's hard not to be swept up in the peace and tranquility of the town and its history. Definitely worth a visit  more »

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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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