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. Before you head to Colonia del Sacramento, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Colonia del Sacramento family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Colonia del Sacramento has to offer, including Plaza Mayor.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Of itself the place not curdled with the beautiful colony, is closed to the public and fairly demolished. Not worth know him...
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  • August 11, 2017
    through it we find the surprise of a murga that invited tourists to accompany them to his son.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It is the main square of the old town, the least you can do is to pass through here, puts you in an ancient village and makes you an idea of how it was this place years ago. Around the square there are varied places, so is that it is a place for which you spend if or if.
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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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