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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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  • It is the square more large hull historical, has large trees, everything is paved, colors and colonial architecture to everywhere.
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  • This is a big square similar to most squares in Latin America. The buildings are more colorful and the center has lovely trees. Lots of tourists but these can be avoided by hiding behind one of the af...  more »
  • Is the first square of the colony of Sacramento after you enter the historic district. Is around her which is Calle de los sighs, the Lighthouse, a few restaurants and La Posadita de la Plaza. After lunch it is common to see several tourists lying in the shadows of the trees.
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