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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. Take a look at our Colonia del Sacramento itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Plaza de Toros and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

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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  • This was disappointing. I walked from the historical centre by the beaches to here but the ring is closed and from the outside dilapidated so no sign it will open anytime soon. It's a shame they don't...  more »
  • The way walking by the Rambla it's very nice and have a lots of spots to stop and enjoy the view to the riverside, that's on the way to the "plaza de toros" . Do not loose time going there buy you can...  more »
  • 4 km from the city center or Historic Centre. Moorish style. Very similar to Spain’s bullrings. Designed by an Argentinian architect. Almost abandoned. A pity really!  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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