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Colonial Colonia del Sacramento, Uraguay

An October 2010 trip to Colonia del Sacramento by akakd

Porton de Campo (City Gate) Photo, More Photos
Quote: As an avid day tripper, I found Colonia del Sacramento, Uraguay an easy hop away from Buenos Aires, Argentina by high-speed ferry. Very worth spending a day there.

Streets of Colonia

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Attraction | "The Streets of Colonia will bring color to your day."

yellow house with lantern Photo,
Quote:
Colonia's brightly colored houses, ample flowers, antique cars, stonework, & a lighthouse--all bring a flavor & feel like no other. This is a place to just meander. This journal entry is all about the photos.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 31, 2010

Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant | "funny hats, singing waiter = fun!"

Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar Photo,
Quote:
Diagonally across the street from the Basilica if the Viejo Barrio Restaurant, or simply the VB. This place just spells fun! Not only was the food good, but the waiter we had was superbly funny. We ate outside & each time the waiter came back outside to wait on someone, he wore a different hat, sang a little song, & made very loud proclamations. Who knew we would get a good meal AND entertainment!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2010

Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar
Vasconcellos 169
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
598 52 25 399

Basilica Menor Del Santisimo Sacramento

Attraction | "Very Simple Church"

Basilica Menor Del Santisimo Sacramento Photo,
Quote:
The Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento is actually said to be the oldest church in all of Uraguay, dating to Colonia's founding in 1680. The white stone church is weathered & worn, but still a white contrast against the blue sky. Rather than overwhelm the senses, as many churches seem to do, this 17th century colonial is plain & simple, allowing your mind to calm itself before returning to your full day of touring Colonia.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 31, 2010

Basilica Menor Del Santisimo Sacramento

Colonia, Uruguay

Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs)

Attraction | "Good Sighs or Bad Sighs?"

Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs) Photo, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Quote:
Good sighs or bad sighs? Two prominent stories exist about the Calle de los Suspiros or Street of Sighs. One is that sailors returning from sea would let out a sigh of pleasure upon meeting up with their girl once again. That would be a good sigh. The more likely story is that the Street of Sighs was where soldiers were executed at the end of the street, spilling their blood & expending their last breath. Yep, that would be a bad sigh. Calle de los Suspiros is Colonia's most photographed street. This Street of Sighs is lined on either side with small faded pastel houses with tile roofs. The street itself is made of jagged, uneven, tricky-to-walk-on cobblestones. So mind your step as you s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2010

Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs)

Colonia, Uruguay

Porton de Campo (City Gate)

Attraction | "1745 Stone Gate"

Porton de Campo (City Gate) Photo,
Quote:
Porton de Campo is the name for the 1745 stone gate leading into the old walled city of Colonia del Sacramento, Uraguay. And leading up to the stone gate is a drawbridge reminiscent of days of old. One can just imagine how it must have felt to come through this gate in the 1700's & into the tree-lined main plaza. Especially for sailors returning from the sea. The gate would be a tangible feeling of home.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2010

Porton de Campo (City Gate)

Colonia, Uruguay

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akakd

akakd
Arizona, United States