Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento

#1 of 72 in Historic Sites in Uruguay
Must see · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
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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  • The Historical Centre of Colonia is beautiful and intersting. We took a day trip there from Buenos Aires. We took an early morning boat with a return late afternoon, that was too much time. I...  more »
  • What a wonderful location to wander through (with good footwear or if you are stady on your feet) as there's lots of cobbled roads (no real pavements) . An easy and inexpensive day trip from Buenos.....  more »

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