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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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  • It is a very picturesque town, and attractive. The people very friendly and very nice landscape. Those prices pretty chords
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  • spectacular place colonial... walking by those streets cobbled with its taverns and restaurant. on the banks of the Río de la plata... you give a rest to your health and mind, that not have price! very nice place of rest and relaxation! very warm city!
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  • Walk through the historic district of Cologne, with its walls, cobbled old and historical sites is really a ride that thrills
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