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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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  • a beautiful and well cared for, with giant Palm trees where birds nest, flowers, perfume and the orange trees are painted yellow (no one reaps the fruit). with good dining options, ideal place to replenish your energies or spend the late afternoon.
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  • The square itself has nothing great, but the atmosphere is delicious. Walk the pe (ate because cars do not enter), choose a restaurant. Enjoy the place full of history.
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  • A place where you can appreciate the nature, observe the colors of the buildings and enjoy the trees and the natural aroma.
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