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. Use our Colonia del Sacramento tourist route planner to add La Calle de los Suspiros and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento vacation plans.
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  • Cologne's most famous street in Sacramento. Preserves old houses from the time of the construction of the city. Pure charm!
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  • One of the most beautiful I've ever seen in my life. Is a very photogenic, as well as the whole colony. It would be nice, however, to have a poster, sign or similar with an explanation of why the street is called that way, despite having on several sites and guides of the country, often people travel without even researching the site.
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  • The street is small has half a dozen old House, she's prettier in the picture and video, but if it's there, we're going to visit.
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