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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  • The main square is the Centre of the historic district, where is the lighthouse, various museums, Spanish, Portuguese, surrounded by lodges and restaurants
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  • He was one of the points that we went during our visit to the city, it is a historical place and was the center of the main square of the city. It is now very well-kept and surrounded by very well preserved houses of the time, restaurants and museums.
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  • It is the historic center where are also located the main museums, the lighthouse and the main entrance with its arcade and bridge to the Citadel, you can breathe history.
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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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