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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.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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All reviews day trip buenos aires old town cobblestone streets walk around unesco site few hours couple of hours laid back fast ferry historical center ferry ride interesting architecture on foot old cars historic quarter walking tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For Australians, the idea of a day trip to another country is as much of the attraction as the town itself. An early morning ferry, multiple passport checks, and 90 minutes later you're in another country and having to deal with another currency. The streets...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank StephenSue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour agent had set us up for a 6AM pickup in BA, the 8AM ferry with a return on the 8:45PM ferry. What a total waste of time. The Colonia experience might have been interesting for 1-2 hours. The hassle for the ferry made...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem was fought over by the Portuguese and Spanish for a century. It was established in 1680. Its location was of strategic importance. The area includes buildings with Portuguese and Spanish influences. The Street of Sighs oozes history. The lighthouse is worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interseting historical place. close to the sea, just plesent to stroll among the small pebbled streets. nice shops and restaurants. must climb up the lighthouse and see the amazing views

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank frimanal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is easy to see why the Spanish became so involved in the region of South America. The Portuguese were establishing settlements there before them and today there remains wonderful relics of this era for us to wonder at today. If you are travelling to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Colonia del Sacramento for the day after travelling from Montevideo (2 hrs by bus) and before getting the ferry to Buenos Aires. It is a small place and easy to walk around. Pretty buildings, a lighthouse, church etc. Some great places for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

We visited Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay on a day trip from Buenos Aires. It's just over an hour on the Buquebus Ferry plus it gives you the perfect opportunity to add another country and another stamp to your passport. Colonia del Sacramento's Barrio Historico...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BillieB76
Reviewed September 28, 2019

A charming old town by the Rio de la Plata River (which is actually the "historic quarter" of the modern town of Colonia but which very much takes on an appearance of being a town in itself with no modern part of the city to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Myo M
Reviewed September 26, 2019

A few old buildings and cobblestone streets but it is not a highlight in my opinion. We rented a golf cart and drove pretty far around the town.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed August 21, 2019

We travelled here on a day trip from Buenos Aires. Colonia is charming and picturesque - though a little limited for things to see and do. 4 or 5 hours is plenty in our opinion - but well worth a short visit

Date of experience: August 2019
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TravelingLibrary
January 31, 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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Response from Suzane C | Reviewed this property |
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MariliaS616
January 27, 2015|
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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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