Colonia del Sacramento Journals

History and Charm Galore!

A November 2007 trip to Colonia del Sacramento by Valerita

Sunset Photo, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay More Photos
Quote: Feeling like a local but being still a tourist, I spent three days in this wonderful city full of history.

History and Charm Galore!

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Overview

Street of Sighs Photo, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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We knew beforehand that spending three days (two and a half to be precise) in this charming city wasn’t going to be enough, but we organized our itinerary pretty well and were able to visit all the major attractions and still have plenty of time to rest, relax in the spa of our hotel, read, and take unhurried walks. There are mandatory places to visit in Colonia. First of all, nobody would want to skip the Historic Quarter, and after you visit it you know why. After all, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, very well deserved! Colorful images, cobblestone streets, ancient streetlamps, and the special atmosphere of the city made me love this place. One of my favorite spots was La Cal...Read More

Hotel Bahia Playa

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Hotel

Hotel Bahia Playa Photo, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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From the very first moment we knew we had chosen the best hotel to stay at. Many people would say that it’s better to stay at a “Posada” close to the Historic Quarter, but what we liked about Hotel Bahia Playa was the peace of the place. It’s located at the rambla in front of the river. You can have breakfast with a beautiful view, then go for a walk along the rambla, or have fun at the pools. The hotel has a beautiful park, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, game room, and a gym. In spite of the 100% occupation of the hotel, we seldom saw other guests or hear noises. The only time was when we had breakfast. The restaurant was full, but both days we manage to get a table by t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2007

Hotel Bahia Playa
Rambla de las Américas 1606
Colonia, Uruguay
+598 (052) 25089

Palacio

Restaurant | "El Palacio"

Palacio Photo, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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There are three reasons why I’m writing a review about this restaurant. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be able to write a lot about a restaurant like “El Palacio”, other than saying that they have good pizza. Well, that is reason number 1: excellent pizza! Secondly, it was the only place we found open in Colonia at around 2am. I know it was very late, but being a Friday night we couldn’t believe that there weren’t restaurants, pubs, bars, etc. open. We didn’t want to end up with our hotel’s room service, so finding this small pizzeria was like winning the lottery. And last but not least, we loved the placemat: an entertaining piece of reading to enjoy while waiting for the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 27, 2007

Palacio
Gral. Flores 466
Colonia, Uruguay
+598 (052) 29753