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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an historic lighthouse and Uruguay’s oldest church.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (88 reviews)
“buenos aires” (170 reviews)
“old town” (71 reviews)
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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"day trip"
in 88 reviews
"buenos aires"
in 170 reviews
"old town"
in 71 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 33 reviews
"the hustle and bustle"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 20 reviews
"historic area"
in 20 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 13 reviews
"few hours"
in 23 reviews
"spanish architecture"
in 6 reviews
"unesco site"
in 9 reviews
"fast ferry"
in 16 reviews
"on foot"
in 8 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 12 reviews
"the main square"
in 10 reviews
"small area"
in 7 reviews
"visit colonia"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to see if you like history, otherwise......... There are some other interesting areas in town (near the church) where history has been dug up. I personally thought it was interesting, but not everybody agrees with me. The gate makes a nice picture though.

Thank HCovik
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking around Colonia Del Sacramento and we were interested in the Barrio Historico. It was part of the history of the town and along with everything else made our trip worth while.

Thank Nicola V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have enough time in Buenos Aires (I had 5.5 days) this qualifies as a nice day trip (by high speed ferry) and a chance to see a bit of Uruguay. This was a nice place to take a leisurely stroll with many historical...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barrio Historico, a UNESCO heritage site located in Colonia del Sacramento, is a 2 hour drive from Montevideo, Uruguay. It's a charming spot with shady trees and cobblestone streets, if you like the architecture style. It's not a large area and you can spend time...More

Thank J A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cute and picturesque place. It's mostly restaurants with a few shops. It's a great place to photos.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to visit Colonia del Sacramento and saw so many positive reviews. I have never been more disappointed in the reality we discovered once we arrived. There are some beautiful, shady streets, but it was surprisingly dirty and there was almost no historic...More

Thank victoralankent
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the historic centre and it is one of the oldest parts of modern Uruguay, steeped in history, various States laid claim to the territory and the Portuguese and Spanish influence are obvious. It is worth sitting down and taking a moment in a...More

Thank roaming13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old gate into town is impressive, and makes for good photo opportunities. Make sure to climb up the wall on the other side to check out the antique cannon. The streets are cobblestoned, and the Calle de los Suspiros actually has the original stones...More

Thank AMToronto29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very old, very historic, very charming. Is you are looking for attractions maybe not your place, a pleasant trip.

Thank Marina L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a tourist trap really. i dont know how early you would have to be there to avoid the crowds. i was there just before 10am and there were already hordes of tourists. it was hard to enjoy. i think if no crowds it would be...More

Thank hunglow
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TravelingLibrary
1 February 2017|
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Response from teddw2ds | Reviewed this property |
I bought the English walking tour through the ferry company Buquebus. I did not GET the English walking tour, however, since they didn't have anyone available to provide it in English! So buyer beware. Fortunately, my... More
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19 October 2015|
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27 January 2015|
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Response from StellaPilar | Reviewed this property |
The same as Marbidi, I am afraid i can't answer this question, as I am just a traveller, not a hotel... sorry about that
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