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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 Barrio Historico in Colonia is a place that we deserve to go to. It has both Portuguese and Spanish influence since these countries were in a war against each other in the earlier times of the nei...  more »
  • Nice little colonial historic centre.The city is easily reachable from Buenos Aires in 1 hour and 15 minutes with a fast ferry departing from Puerto Madero (I took Buquebus, the other choices are Colo...  more »
  • Though some people choose to make a day trip to Colonia I would suggest staying a night or two in one of several nice hotels or guesthouses in the city (the Posada Don Antonio, where I stayed is stron...  more »