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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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

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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  • This small street has some of the most historical houses of Colonia del Sacramento. It is so peaceful and magic that it's almost like traveling in time! Look for Buen Suspiro a cheese and wine bar at ...  more »
  • This is what I would call the hidden gem. This nice little alley offers special atmosphere. There are boutique shops on each side, check them out.  more »
  • A small narrow street, without sidewalks and paved in the typically Portuguese way, with wedge stones. Located near Plaza Mayor, it keeps a practically intact colonial style. Formerly called Ansina st...  more »