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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  • While the one-day excursion from Buenos Aires to the charming UNESCO village of Colonia del Sacramento is well worth the cost of the ferry, be forewarned the the shady tree-lined streets are a Haven.....  more »
  • An amazing and historic place to discover. Bring water and a good pair of snickers as you'll have to walk a lot. Bring a nice camera too as there are beautiful sights to remember. 10 out of 10.  more »
  • Truly a wonderful place to stroll, shop and eat on a beautiful day. Not many places left like it on Earth.  more »
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