Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento

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Stroll around or take a guided tour of Plaza Mayor, a vibrant plaza with an extensive (and bloody) past. Used in its early days as a military planning hub, during World War I the square was a site of public executions of prisoners. Having seen a number of wars and changing hands between the Spanish and Portuguese, this central plaza has been impeccably maintained and today makes a picturesque, pleasant place to spend time. Go more in depth with a guided tour. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Plaza Mayor and many more Colonia del Sacramento attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Colonia del Sacramento journey site .
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  • Within the same circuit through the historic district, you can walk through the plaza mayor, has shade and seats to rest. together they make an unforgettable circuit. Wear comfortable sneakers. Forbidden for women to go tacos or men with shoe, by the type of streets that are paved
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  • It's the main square in the historical site, where a lot of museums, shops and restaurants are located.  more »
  • As all the historical part of picturesque sacramento colony. Ideal for a hike with several positions of gifts.
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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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