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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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US$ 179.00*
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buenos aires” (160 reviews)
“old town” (66 reviews)
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Buquebus from Puerto Medero. It is almost $100 usd per person but is a nice trip. We spend the whole afternoon at Colonia and return at 4pm. You just walk from the port to the Barrio and then walk around the old...More

Thank Linnette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barrio stone buildings have endured remarkably well over the centuries. The area provides a glimpse of one of the early settlements of South America.

Thank WanderWhy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a morning exploring this lovingly maintained old neighborhood. Though a bit on the touristy side, it's hard to deny the charm of the riverside setting, the historic buildings and the photo-op streets. The famous lighthouse is here and though you'll probably have...More

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's by far the best attraction in Colonia. We visited the Barrio Historico (Historic Neighborhood) several times and it's a pleasure to walk the beautiful streets and stop and grab some food from any of the restaurants!. You can easily spend three ours walking and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hello everybody recently visited Colonia and visited the Barrio Historico. I strolled around the very pretty and safe area admiring the cobblestone streets and colonial buildings that looked untouched by time. A very impressive area well worth a look at a very relaxed and friendly...More

Thank craig m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so cool the chains where still on the draw bridge. It is so cool to see the wall and the town as it is because. So awesome to see it as it use to be.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The many historic sites of UNESCO-recognized Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, is but an easy ferry ride away from hectic Buenos Aires. We took the Buquebus ferry from Puerto Madero directly to Colonia. Our self-guided walking tour of historic Colonia took us through the remains of...More

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you're coming to Colonia, this is really the only reason why. The smallish area of cobbled streets, cute houses, colourful cafes and bars, contains the areas beauty and history. It can all be done on foot and the tourist centre will provide walking guides...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

For sure this is an important witness of history but the structure itself does not stand out as compared to other similar structures. You don't see any other buildings or remains in the vicinity to give you a comprehensive picture of what happened.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went in winter so it was quite a sleepy town and the day was also very dull. Felt like we had the place to ourselves! A lot of dogs wandering so be careful with your food. Good to tick off but 7 hours there...More

Thank HMT08
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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 |
thank you!
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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