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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.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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All reviews day trip buenos aires old town cobblestone streets few hours walk around unesco site historic area the hustle and bustle laid back old cars couple of hours fast ferry interesting architecture on foot ferry ride small area
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect day trip from Buenos Aires. Plan on spending at least 3 hours, longer if you want to have a meal. Very photogenic and touristy, great for walking around and learning about Portuguese and Spanish history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed yesterday

One can take a day trip to Uruguay from Buenos Aires on the fast ferry and it is well worth it! The ferry ticket included a short walking tour of the historic district which gets you oriented. We rented bicycles and rode for a couple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susanna727
Reviewed 2 days ago

Picturesque place - heaven for photographers. Small but well preserved with lots of hidden corners and nice restaurants/bars. You can cover all interesting points in one day, but don't miss the sunsets views from one of the restaurants/bars overlooking the river.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moty A
Reviewed 5 days ago

The old town is kept in a very good state of repair with old Spanish style buildings (flat roofs) and Portugese (pitched roof). Many buildings on the cobbled streets are painted in bright colours. Plenty of places to eat and drink the bill usually comes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank giclee_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Colonia on a day trip from BsAS and loved every minute of it. Walking the old historic district is a great experience. We decided not to take a tour as I love exploring on my own but others may want to. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cathy023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colonia del Sacramento was not worth the investment , considering the options. I read reviews before I decided to come. They all raved about it. The photos were great. In essence, the place consists of a few blocks of a UNESCO site. Two hours was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CrisSDF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great day trip out of BA. Easy walk from the ferry, or have the option of renting golf carts if you want to see more or don't have much time. Restaurants, visitor center and art shops beside the history and architecture. Take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VetDrIndy1
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Bad choice to limit time in Colonia. We have three nights and cherish every minute. - Q-trip: You need a guide for the details.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Very interesting to see the confulence of Spanish and Portugese control over the centuries. Worth a nice day walk to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harry G
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Charming historical place in Colonia del Sacramento. If you want to experience it at full, visit the tourist office nearby. They offer guided tour everyday (currently at 11 and at 15:30) for 150 UR$ per person. It is worth spending the money cause the Barrio...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TravelingLibrary
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
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28 January 2015|
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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
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