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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  • August 15, 2017
    Cross the city bus to meet this attraction, but getting there was us only. The site is banned for risk of collapse and no visitors. Strolled around the entire stadium that should be charming, with your history and glories of the past, but are now only ruins.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's always good to review the Plaza Real de San Carlos, even if it is closed, because it offers risks, the architecture is beautiful. Circular in your surroundings and be able to admire the attraction is worth the ride. Pity that so beautiful building has been erected for the purpose of bullfighting.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The ruins leads us to think about the magnitude and magnificence of the site at the time it was built.
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  • September 14, 2016
    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.
  • July 9, 2016
    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.
  • August 11, 2016
    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.
  • May 28, 2016
    Linda
  • April 26, 2017
    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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