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“buenos aires”(178 reviews)
“old town”(82 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 reviews day trip buenos aires old town cobblestone streets walk around historic area unesco site the hustle and bustle laid back old cars couple of hours fast ferry interesting architecture ferry ride on foot small area restaurants and bars
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Harry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is like living history when you walk on the cobblestones of the old town. If you take the walking tour, which is recommendable, the guide explains all about this old place that changed hands between spanials and potuguese seven times!

Thank anamaria67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here from the states an UNESCO world heritage site and it deserves it. Beautiful preserved buildings seeped in history. Photo ops all over, wish I waited a week or 2 for all flowers to be in bloom. If you have a few hours...More

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colorful old buildings, lots of cafes and restaurants, interesting Uruguayan wines and craft beers, and a one hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires. We came across on the Noon ferry, spent the night, and headed back on a 10 a.m. return, and it gave us...More

Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Combined a trip to Colonia and Montevideo, all booked through Burquebus who were excellent. Interesting guided tour around the old town with a guide who spoke excellent English. Apart from the historic aspects of the Portugese and Spanish era, there are pleny of restaurants.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I recommended to come for a day. Is lovely little town with a lot of style. It wasn’t busy when we visited. Lots of small cafes to choose to eat and have a drink.

Thank 649alejandrah
Reviewed 8 October 2018

While a visit to Colonia is well worth it just to explore and enjoy a day away from the cities, a guided tour is well worth the extra cost. Colonia's rich history exemplifies the interface between the Portuguese and Spanish colonization efforts and it is...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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
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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!
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