Trip Planner: South America / Uruguay / Colonia Department / Colonia del Sacramento / La Calle de los Suspiros
Roughly translated as the "Street of Sighs," the World Heritage-listed La Calle de los Suspiros provides a glimpse into life during colonial times in Uruguay. Old houses sporting architectural features of centuries ago line the narrow pedestrian street, which allows strollers to feel like they're stepping into another time. Paved with stones and without sidewalks, the street remains linked to many bizarre local myths. One story claims criminals sentenced to death were left here to drown during high tide, while another tale says brothels once dotted the area, attracting lonesome sailors whose love sighs gave the street its whimsical name. Put La Calle de los Suspiros at the forefront of your travel plans using our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder app.
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Definately somewhere for a photo opportunity. The cobbles mean that you have to be careful with your walking - maybe a little challenging if you're not steady on your feet or have a... more »
During an informative walking tour of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the first stops my wife and I made was at this historic street. While there are several theories as to how this street received... more »
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