Plaza de Toros, Colonia del Sacramento

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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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  • A pity that not be accessible through its interior. It is a building dating from the beginning of the 20th century, is not something as old as that can only be seen from the outside. I think that with a bit of maintenance and spare parts could enter to visit to take real dimension of what was a period of bulls.
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  • This Bullring, is disabled for years, because the sport has been banned for a long time. According to the tour guide will be refurbished in 2018, to new cultural and artistic activities.
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  • Anyone visiting Buenos Aires should take the one hour Seacat trip across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay. (Take your passport. You won't travel without it). The Barria Historica, a short walk ...  more »
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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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  • The place is coming down so it is not open to the public. Looking from the outside has a plaque with the history of the place is pretty cool. But the place loses its meaning of the visit we can't come in and admire the inner side. Is an imposing construction, sorry not to have more access to the inner side.
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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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