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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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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” (165 reviews)
“old town” (66 reviews)
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pretty is the word I enjoyed walking around the clean streets of Colonia. The afternoon by the shore was a highlight!

Thank Zen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant ferry ride away from Buenos Aires lies the quaint town of Colonia Del Sacramento. Many restaurants, shops with handicrafts and souvenirs, a lighthouse and church. Stay for lunch and ice cream and stroll around the cobblestoned streets

Thank emtoothfxr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved, very nice. A must. You can get to know rhe historical neighbourhood on foot and enjoy every new view. There is a guided city tour, however, I did not take it and felt there was no need. There is a map at the...More

Thank elizabethsant0s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Buenos Aires for a nice day trip. It's a short walk from the dock to the historic town. Just before the entrance to the historic area, there is a tourist information booth. Stop in here for information and a map...More

Thank windy_city_wolfs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small area but filled with interesting architecture and history. We were fortunate to have a wonderful English speaking tour guide and Lourdes gave us an overview of the history as well as took us to Colonia highlights including the Saint Benito church, the old bull...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one of the cutest spots I’ve visited in a year in Central/South America. I’d highly recommend staying the night and taking time to wander around the cobbled streets. Sunsets by the water are beautiful and it’s even nicer when the day trippers leave. Its...More

Thank AdM85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the English language speaker - not many of the museums have much to interpret, but as an area to walk around it can easily fill up a day trip. Would recommend getting either the bus or hiring a golf cart to get out to...More

1  Thank H9753HLchrish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our lunch at a nearby restaurants, and there are tons, Hubby and I went through the city. Lots of old buildings and with really quaint signage. We had gotten some information from a guide earlier in the day and so as we explored, a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's so little to see it's really not worth visiting for its own sake. However, Colonia is worth a day or a half a day. Quaint and peaceful. As a generalism all the restaurants seem to sell very similar food with little variety.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During your stay in Colonia del Sacramento, the historical site is the "place" to visit. Here are the lighthouse, museums, historical buildings,restaurants and shops. It's very small, you don't need guidance.

Thank Htsuji
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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!
Marilia S
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