Parque Anchorena, Colonia del Sacramento

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. Use our Colonia del Sacramento tour itinerary maker site to visit Parque Anchorena on your trip to Colonia del Sacramento, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The best time to visit is autumn (April) the colours that take some of the species planted by Anchorena in the largest of the Uruguay Arboretum is beautiful. They can be seen from the top of a tower built in stone.
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  • Excellent. It is worth to know him. You can not access the presidential residence, but the place is magnificent.
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  • You should visit the Anchorena Park. It is part of the last of the Uruguay history. Is full of deer living freely. A real shame that they are approaching the main hull of the ranch, which is located in a spectacular place. There just do not miss this ride.
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