Colonia del Sacramento Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by henri123
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by henri123
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by henri123

Most Recent Off The Beaten Path in Colonia del Sacramento

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Sometimes the strangest...

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 25, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Marching Band

    Sometimes, the strangest things happen. I was shopping in the market when all of a sudden a high school band started marching by. Everybody stopped and went out to watch and cheer. After that, they went back to their respective business.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • andal13's Profile Photo

    Rataplam!

    by andal13 Updated Nov 4, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Parade

    We were arriving in the ancient district, we went through Puerta de Campo (the main gate) and suddenly began a militar parade: some guys dressed like Portuguese soldiers of the colonial times paraded along the main street playing drums... We do not know exactly what it was, but probably was something like a typical militar manoeuvre of the ancient times.

    Estábamos llegando al barrio antiguo, atravesamos la Puerta de Campo, y de pronto comenzó un desfile militar: algunos hombres vestidos como soldados portugueses de la colonia desfilaron por la calle principal tocando redoblantes... No sabemos exactamente qué era, pero probablemente se tratara de una maniobra militar propia de la época antigua.

    Was this review helpful?

  • andal13's Profile Photo

    Los Fuegos del Sacramento

    by andal13 Written Nov 4, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Before, during or after visiting Colonia del Sacramento, you can read anything about this charming place. An excellent novel is "Los Fuegos del Sacramento" ("The Fires of the Sacrament") by Uruguayan writer Alejandro Paternain; I do not know if it has an English version, but if you can read Spanish, look for it.

    Antes, durante o después de visitar Colonia del Sacramento, pueden leer algo acerca de este lugar encantador. Una excelente novela es "Los Fuegos del Sacramento" del escritor uruguayo Alejandro Paternain.

    Was this review helpful?

  • acemj's Profile Photo

    Buenos Aires

    by acemj Updated Nov 1, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Well, it's pretty likely that you'll be visiting Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires or Montevideo so maybe it's more accurate to think of Colonia as the off the beaten path location. You can get to Buenos Aires by ferry in around three hours or less than one hour if you take the faster ferry. To get to Montevideo, you can take a bus for around $8 US.

    I shot this photo of Buenos Aires from the front of the ferry when I was returning in the evening from Colonia.

    Was this review helpful?

  • lolitajane's Profile Photo

    The Catacombs

    by lolitajane Written Feb 25, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In the bowels of the earth...

    The Catacombs
    This spot we came across by chance, as those little treasures that remain untouched waiting to be discovered by someone. I don't know what it used to be, though I assume it might have been a hiding place during the times of the Colony, when invasions overruled the city.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Colonia del Sacramento

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

86 travelers online now

Comments

Colonia del Sacramento Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Colonia del Sacramento off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Colonia del Sacramento sightseeing.

View all Colonia del Sacramento hotels