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Stories and Tips Colonia del Sacramento

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A Long Weekend in Colonia

Written by Mandan Lynn on 23 Nov, 2011

Chances are, your guidebook calls Colonia a day trip. And indeed, if you are on a trip with a time limit, you can do plenty here in a day before moving on to the next stop on your journey, and in fact might get restless…Read More


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Museum Going in Colonia

Written by Mandan Lynn on 23 Nov, 2011

Colonia has a great little deal where you can get a pass to four museums for 50 Uruguayan pesos. This is about US$2.50.Seems like great, cheap entertainment, and it is, but not all of these museums are created equal. History buffs beware. You can purchase…Read More


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Navigating Colonia del Sacramento

Written by jae_em on 15 Aug, 2011

Upon arriving at Colonia del Sacramento, I had realized that the guidebooks didn't offer much in terms of navigating around the town. I felt rather nervous when I exited the terminal - unsure of how to set foot towards the Historic Quarter. With some guessing…Read More


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How to Kill Time

Written by jae_em on 04 Aug, 2011

For those taking a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, prepare for a short itinerary. Its small expanse and minimal attractions provide the visitor with a few things to do/see. Here are some recommendations if you are planning to take the trip and need to…Read More


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Old Colonia-From the Street of Sighs and Back

Written by nofootprint on 11 Jan, 2011

We visited here as a day trip from Montevideo. It’s an easy bus ride away. We were almost convinced to take a tour from our hotel for a cost of $65.00.Instead we caught the local bus and for us this turned out to be the…Read More


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Food

Written by LenR on 27 Mar, 2010

Colonia food is very similar to what you find across the river in Buenos Aires. Beef is the most important feature of many menus but innovation and a sense of subtle flavour is sometimes lacking. If you are on a budget make lunch your main…Read More


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Restaurants on Plaza Armas

Written by LenR on 27 Mar, 2010

The Plaza de Armas is one of the more attractive places in Colonia and naturally it has attracted a number of restaurants. There is a row of them along one side of the Plaza. To compete, each has developed its own personality so most visitors…Read More


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Restaurants

Written by LenR on 27 Mar, 2010

Menu prices are rising in historic Colonia, and I don’t think they always represent good value. The best inexpensive meals can be found at the local restaurants outside the historic district where a chivito al pan, (the classic Uruguayo sandwich comprised of a thin steak,…Read More


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Out of Town Hotels

Written by LenR on 27 Mar, 2010

These hotels become attractive if you plan to stay for more than one night and want to enjoy some relaxation time with your sightseeing.Colony Park Plaza Unique Hotel (Rambla de las Americas Tel: 052-26280)This is a relatively new, well-decorated and attractive place with a difference.…Read More


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Staying in Town

Written by LenR on 27 Mar, 2010

The Barrio Historico is the area of most interest to visitors so it makes sense to find accommodation in town. Fortunately there are a number of choices from luxury through to budget. The following are some suggestions in the upper end of the market.Radisson (Washington…Read More


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