Plaza de Toros, Colonia del Sacramento

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Colonia del Sacramento
Admire Plaza de Toros from the outside and imagine what the bullring must have looked like in its heyday. Once used for the controversial sport of bullfighting, the building's crumbled remains reflect sadly on the fate that has befallen it. The stadium was only used for two years, between 1910 and 1912, then left to decay for more than a century. You can't enter the bullring, so it's only worth visiting if you are a fan of abandoned structures and have time to make the hour-long walk from the city center. Make Plaza de Toros a centerpiece of your Colonia del Sacramento vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Colonia del Sacramento online visit planner .
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  • Although it maintains the structure before, the place is very careless and with little maintenance. Is good to explore if you walk along the coast, although it is not easily accessible from the city centre and fate is is close not worth diverting to go.
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  • To turn and return, not you can enter... If you go by car is like a roundabout and nothing more. Lind to take some pictures
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  • We ended our journey along the coast in the bullring, the way there is very picturesque. The plaza itself is closed and without any maintenance, only I recommend going if you are passing through the place.
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  • Cool thing to do: If you stand exactly in the center of arena and shout something, your voice will get amplified by the echo from surrounding walls. It is a pity that this cool attraction is closed.
  • Just to imagine the drama that went on here is spectacular. It's falling apart but that makes it a great picture and piece of history to see.
  • Ruins of a bull fighting stadium. It is forbidden to enter, even though tourist venture in. Nothing special, just a photo op if you get there by bike of golf cart from the town center.
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  • Beautiful city, a shame that the plaza de toros is in that State, will fall Uruguayans, protect such heritage
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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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