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Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 94 316 448
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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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“day trip” (91 reviews)
“buenos aires” (175 reviews)
“old town” (74 reviews)
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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+598 94 316 448
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"day trip"
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"buenos aires"
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"old town"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"historic area"
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"walk around"
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"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
in 23 reviews
"unesco site"
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"the hustle and bustle"
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"spanish architecture"
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"fast ferry"
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"laid back"
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Many reasons to go and visit Colonia de Sacramento....it is one of Uruguay's oldest town, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you breathe history every step you take in the Barrio Historico (and almost every where you go in that lovely town). Spain,...More

Thank GillesFlores
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Barrio Historico is full of cobbled streets with quaint houses and shops. Lovely walking through the streets and squares and coming across painted carts , old cars with flowers and plants growing out of the boot and roof , painted road.signs and maps and...More

Thank vagabondafelice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a walk through the Old Quarter of Colonia del Sacramento is a must and pretty much was the highlight of my tour. I was able to see the Ceibo - which is the National Flower of Uruguay. De Portugal Street is another scenic street...More

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very intriguing, quaint historic town with stone streets and colonial era buildings. Small enough that you can easily stroll around and see most of the sight within a couple hours. I highly recommended you stop into one of the tourist info offices to orient yourself...More

Thank XTOS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gorgeous part of the town dripping with colonial history and unique architecture. It's a small part of the town, perhaps a grid of about 10 or so blocks square, wonderful to wander at a slow pace, admiring the creeping plants climbing colourful stone walls,...More

Thank Brogan J
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I had read a number of negative reviews about Colonia. It really depends what you expect. Only an hour from chaotic Buenos Aires by ferry, the historic centre is small enough to enjoy even in the heat and then relax by the beach, watching he...More

Thank Wags63
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

From what the tour guide said about Uruguay’s navy/olive being so bored one would think they’d have lept at the opportunity to chase down the two banditos that pulled off a beach-side grab-and-ran with our two daypacks. But noooo, despite flagging the “good guys” down...More

Thank Climbmom
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A former Portuguese trading port and a UNESCO world heritage site. Well worth a visit to the old town - we came over on a Burquebus for a daytrip from Buenos Aires (cost c. £100 RTN for two). Small but pretty. One of the surprising...More

Thank chepaddy
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

To stroll around the old UNESCO historical town, takes you back in time. There are lots of little streets, with quaint houses and beautiful views. You need to take time and spend a couple of days here, stopping for a coffee and watching the world...More

Thank woo a
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Old Colonia is a charming little piece of South American history beautifully preserved and very accessible. Very quiet in the centre at least with little traffic. Very interesting architecture which reflects the Spanish v Portuguese history and so laid back as to be almost comatose!...More

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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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19 October 2015|
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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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