Parque Anchorena, Colonia del Sacramento

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Meander through the grounds of a presidential residence at Parque Anchorena. Designed by German landscape gardener and architect Hermann Botrich, the 1,369 hectare (3,383 acre) gardens display more than 200 tree and shrub species, including a pleasant variety of evergreen trees, first planted on the plot in 1908. Once the stomping ground of Argentine aristocrat and landowner Don Aaron de Anchorena, the park was donated to the Uruguayan state, and opened to the public in 1990. You can take a tour through the main house, which now serves as a presidential retreat. Using our world travel planner, Colonia del Sacramento attractions like Parque Anchorena can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went several times to Cologne and never had gone to the Park, is a highly recommended walk. The pasisaje is very eye-catching and neat, they are often see herds of deer in the visit. Excellent guide, note that it enjoys with his work and knows the history of the place, which is up to something fictional, much
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  • Very interesting ride. You have to book but it is free. Everything is very well care and guides know a lot. There are number of deer to see!
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  • The Park is free, is almost exclusively due to the small amount of people who visit it. The guided tours take place at 2:00 pm. It's good to make a reservation because of the limited number for visitors (only two buses). We were in the mood to learn more of the Park because the visit is limited to meet a small part and most is done inside the bus. Lack investment in tourism in this beautiful park.
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  • Don't waste your time visiting. This is not a park effectively public, but a residence of the President of Uruguay. Only allows a tour once a day, always the 14:00. Personally I hate guided tours. Makes us look like cattle.
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  • It is very cute but bad informed... not only opens the Sunday... learn well before...
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  • Cute place with many trees. You do a tour of the grounds in a bus with guide.
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  • Very important is to be punctual, since if you arrive 5 minutes later let you enter. They are extremely strict with the schedule. I spend a day arrive 5 minutes past the time of the entry and I was told that could not give me the ride pirque were extremely strict with the schedule. Consult timetables and are 30 minutes hantes!
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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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