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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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  • Rustic, historic location, beautiful, World Heritage-listed. Has the charm of ancient sites and preserved, with beautiful view, Garden, stone walls, strong, convent, bars, restaurants, cafes, a must!
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  • Very interesting, but should be guided tour of the city to appreciate it all. It is recommended to look for them in the post of information turisita
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  • Everytime I go to Cologne I like more. Now I was more full of bars, very picturesque. It is to travel with peace of mind, good photos, learn something from history. Insurance is the areas most beautiful in the country.
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