Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo, Colonia del Sacramento

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Head to Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo, the former residence of the Portuguese and Spanish colonial governors of this Colonia del Sacramento. The square includes a number of signs explaining the history of the area and those who lived here, although only in Spanish. Even if you're not interested in colonial history, you'll find plenty to appreciate at the relaxing yet vibrant square. Sit down with a cold drink and watch local life go by. Using our online itinerary creator, Colonia del Sacramento attractions like Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's in the Plaza of arms which is located the Church of Colonia and the Bastion de la Bandera ". A quiet place to rest and eat during the tours.
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  • It's a little different. There were ruins of the home of a former Governor, so a few things left were utilizaas to give rise to the square.
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  • And like any small town, Colonia also has its squares. Plaza de Armas is very close to the lighthouse and the Basilica. The square is part of the historical core of the city and was originally a place of Commerce, where products and slaves were sold. Later, it became the site of military maneuvers. Later, they built the Portuguese Governors residence, destroyed by the Spanish in the late 18 century. Today the square is a beautiful, wooded area with cobbled walkways and benches. It is surrounded by other old buildings, among them, the first Church of Uruguay, the Basilica del Santissimo Sacramento.
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