Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento

4.1
#6 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Uruguay
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Plaza Mayor and many more Colonia del Sacramento attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Colonia del Sacramento journey site.
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  • Whenever I visit cities/urban areas around the world, I quite enjoy stopping by the “green spaces” in those areas. This included the time my wife and I spent in Colonia del Sacramento. During our...  more »
  • I've been here enjoying the sun and playing with my daugther, it's a beautiful place to take pictures and enjoy the afternoon here.  more »

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