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What to see / How Long?

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What to see / How Long?

Hi all,

I am heading to Colonia Del Sacramento from Buenos Aires in August, is it worth just a day trip (Via seacat) or should I stay a day or two?

I can't seem to tell how much there is to see and do there from any research.


Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: What to see / How Long?

Half a day is enough. Staying longer would involve going outside the city.

See this recent thread: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29806…

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2. Re: What to see / How Long?

Definitely no more than one day trip from either BA or Montevideo. Once you've seen the historic centre and maybe taken a walking tour or seen a museum or two (very small) there's nothing left to do but wait for the ferry out. It's nice enough but, to be honest, I don't think it's worth the expensive trip ($75 US return from BA, one hour.)

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3. Re: What to see / How Long?

I'm with David. We found Colonia mildly interesting, but really not worth the journey from BA. With the ferry rides, it will end up being an all-day excursion, and Colonia just did not have enough to offer to make it the best use of a day that could have been spent in Buenos Aires. The historic center is just a few blocks of small, undistinguished, and in many cases, tumbled-down, buildings. The museums were marginal at best. There was no significant architecture of the type we envisioned in a colonial city-- just modest one story buildings on cobbled streets.

If we had it to do over, we would have skipped this visit entirely.

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