Calle de los Suspiros, Colonia del Sacramento

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Roughly translated as the "Street of Sighs," the World Heritage-listed Calle de los Suspiros provides a glimpse into life during colonial times in Uruguay. Old houses sporting architectural features of centuries ago line the narrow pedestrian street, which allows strollers to feel like they're stepping into another time. Paved with stones and without sidewalks, the street remains linked to many bizarre local myths. One story claims criminals sentenced to death were left here to drown during high tide, while another tale says brothels once dotted the area, attracting lonesome sailors whose love sighs gave the street its whimsical name. Use our Colonia del Sacramento tourist route planner to add Calle de los Suspiros and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento vacation plans.
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  • Transported in time, in the magic that inspired this beautiful city of Cologne, have to experience it to be able to feel it!
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  • "Street of sighs", a must to visit and enjoy its romantic and colonial air place.
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  • You`ll need good walking shoes (no high heels here). It is part of Colonia´s history the Street of Sighs gets its name from the brothels that used to be there.  more »
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  • Art gallery located in a cottage at the time colonial in the historic and cobbled street of Sighs, emblem of the city of Colonia del Sacramento. We found a beautiful kitchen season. I recommend not miss it
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  • To see me like a lack morals which does not give me my code for a free game, since I spend around $ 100.00 in games on steam, I do not blame the calla that sigh a lot if not the money that made me spend. -I wish I think and reflect-Att: Edgar: D
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  • Super Street of the historical center of the city where you can see constructions with features Spanish and well maintained portuguesa.muy
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  • Beautiful place
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  • An inspirational place
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