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“buenos aires”(176 reviews)
“old town”(79 reviews)
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.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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All reviewsday tripbuenos airesold towncobblestone streetshistoric areawalk aroundunesco sitethe hustle and bustlespanish architecturelaid backold carscouple of hoursfast ferryferry rideon footsmall arearestaurants and bars
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came to Colonia via ferry from Buenos Aires thinking that is a good idea to spend few hours in Barrio Historico. It was not a mistake, I enjoyed my walking and I wanted to stay longer. There is nice colonial architecture, but whole place...More

Thank Djordje B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip to Colonia. Beautiful town on the coast. Scenic, historical, great shopping, eats and the people are very friendly. 1 hour by boat from Buenos Aires.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonia del Sacramento is OLD. And one of the main attractions is the Barrio Historico (the old quarter. Cobble stone streets dating back to colonial times. The old buildings and homes have been beautifully refurbished into fine restaurants and bars. And also into guesthouses. It's...More

Thank k_wfrost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town offers a good place for some strolls. Pass by the collection of museums. They are not all very interesting, but it is nice to see.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's so beautiful and pleasent to walk around that you could spend days just doing it. Loose yourself through the streets, cafes and plazas.

Thank Ana F
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Romantic and beautiful, A very nice way to spend a day or two in uruguay. The nights are more beautiful than days.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The town is nice, but there’s really not a lot to do. It seemed like a bit of a retirement village to me. There’s a few shops to check out, some decent restaurants and some nice buildings, but after an afternoon of exploring, you’ll be...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Colonia with a not very good weather, it was cloudy and cold, but anyhow it worth because the city is quite charming and calm. The historic district you can visit on foot or with some rented electric cars in one day.

Thank Vanuza S
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to relax this is the perfect place (so if you're looking for adventure you'll get bored there). It's a small city with a small touristic center, so 1 day there is enough to explore the city. There are many restaurants options. If...More

Thank Thirza B
Reviewed 29 June 2018

A lovely old town with lots to see, but don't go expecting days of exploring. You can do it all in an afternoon

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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
19 October 2015|
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Response from SusiBrasil | Reviewed this property |
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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