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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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  • The old town has many very old and well-preserved buildings. A Basilica, the place with the remains of what was the residence of the viceroy of Spanish and a lot to recreate the view even a place with magnificent oil paintings, works of a Uruguayan painter of the highest level. There is much to see and plenty of restaurants to taste typical Uruguayan dishes.
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  • Trip not to be missed! An of them cities incredible, it mention as patrimony of the humanity it says all!
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  • The historic quarter is very typical and picturesque, have to walk a lot and walk its streets, footwear comfortable and advisable to carry out the city tour since they explain important historical things
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