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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  • October 7, 2017
    Beautiful, beautiful, and a lot of history are part of this place. Where did the Tango, softness and beauty, bar on the street, a lot of culture, good food ... All quiet in one place.
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  • October 6, 2017
    A picturesque, quiet place, ideal for families, with a variety of gastronomic and very nice view of the sunset.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Visit the historical quarter is really entering the tunnel of time. It's like time stopped. The streets, the buildings are untouched, is worth visiting. A lot of beautiful thing to photograph. Indico stay at least a full day in the city. The view of the Lighthouse is fantastic.
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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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