Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento

4.8
Explore one of Uruguay's most important historical areas with a visit to Barrio Historico. First established in 1680, and subsequently a point of dispute between Portuguese and Spanish forces for over a century, the old city of Colonia del Sacramento, which sits on the tip of a peninsula, was sought after for its strategic location. Even now, the historic neighborhood retains the essence of its roots, with the ruins of a Portuguese fortress amid charming, crumbling houses. Walk through the neighborhood's sprawling cobbled streets and feel the different cultural influences that have shaped it over the centuries. By using our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Barrio Historico and other attractions in Colonia del Sacramento.
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  • We stopped in Colonia del Sacramento for the day after travelling from Montevideo (2 hrs by bus) and before getting the ferry to Buenos Aires. It is a small place and easy to walk around. Pretty build...  more »
  • There's nothing to see. It's not even worth it for an hour especially if you're from Buenos Aires.
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