La Calle de los Suspiros, Colonia del Sacramento

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Roughly translated as the "Street of Sighs," the World Heritage-listed La 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. Put La Calle de los Suspiros at the forefront of your travel plans using our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder app.
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  • Portugal founded Colonia del Sacramento is 1680 and build this street. Very rough to walk on after 400 years. Note the gutter is in the middle of the street. This is one of the many interesting... 
    Portugal founded Colonia del Sacramento is 1680 and build this street. Very rough to walk on after 400 years. Note the gutter is in the middle of the street. This is one of the many interesting...  more »
  • Perhaps I should commit to a 2023 travel resolution of utilizing more tour guides when I travel, because I do believe I could’ve gotten more out of this street if I had its history explained to me... 
    Perhaps I should commit to a 2023 travel resolution of utilizing more tour guides when I travel, because I do believe I could’ve gotten more out of this street if I had its history explained to me...  more »
  • This street is small and very charm. The buildings from the period of Portuguese colonization are very conserved and beautiful. All the city is cutie and very historic. See sunset at mar del plata... 
    This street is small and very charm. The buildings from the period of Portuguese colonization are very conserved and beautiful. All the city is cutie and very historic. See sunset at mar del plata...  more »
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  • A painting in real life. Everyone wants to take their photo here or paint their versions of this place. Beautiful street and colors that hold years of history.
  • Beautiful place!
  • It's worth going to the sweet and cheese shop on the street
  • Undoubtedly one of the most recognized historical and tourist places in Colonia. It is an unavoidable and obligatory visit for anyone who visits this beautiful Uruguayan city, regardless of whether you are going for the first time or you already know it by heart. It is to go through its cobblestones and its colonial houses a thousand times.
  • A place like few others, which calls for silence and evokes the oldest history of Uruguay. But, The Street of Sighs is not the only thing you will find in Colonia del Sacramento. As the first European settlement and the oldest city in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, founded by the Portuguese in January 1680, hides and allows you to discover an immensity of treasures, not only in the architectural, nor in the simple wandering through its cobblestone streets; Colonia is full of stories and has an enormous cultural capital protected in its museums, many and of very varied themes. In 1995, the city of Colonia del Sacramento was declared by UNESCO, "World Heritage".

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