Colonia del Sacramento Travel Guide
Colonia del Sacramento
Colonia del Sacramento
Colonia del Sacramento
Off The Beaten Path
Great day trip or retreat from Buenos Aires and Montevideo
Nothing much to do other than relax and enjoy!
In a nutshell
Perfect getaway from the bustling city of Buenos Aires.
Enter the city through a famous drawbridge
I find it amazing to see this drawbridge from the Portuguese occupation beautifully restored and still intact - and you can be transported in time when you go on it to enter the “city”. The Puerta de la Ciudadela, also called Puerta de Campo was built in 1745 by a Portuguese...
The El Faro Lighthouse
I visited Uruguay in the month of September, and the weather was awesome at Colonia de Sacramento. After riding the ferry from Buenos Aires, I just walked to its famous lighthouse which is also known as the El Faro, located at San Pedro’s Point (Punta de San Pedro).The El...
Walking around in Colonia.
Colonia is a world heritage site.It's very pretty small town.I walked around town ,seeing beautiful colourful houses built in Portugese style.The colour of the houses are so colouful ,like the one in the picture.It's pink one with beautiful flower tree.I think this house...
Open Air Antique Car Museum
While it may not be one of the official museums listed in the brochures or identified on the maps, if you appreciate or enjoy old antique cars, you will not be disappointed.Scattered throughout all of the old district, the barrio historico, there are antique cars parked on...
Perhaps because we live near the ocean ,we always head first to the coast.The old wharf has long since disappearedbut the current one offers nice views of the coast.There are lots of inviting restaurants along this area too.
Colonia is a joy to explore by foot. We follow cobbled stone streets to what was once a main town areaof 1600's Colonia. The ancient stone houses,shaded by massive palms are a wonder to behold.....couldn't get enough pictures.
El Drugstore Restaurant: Dining in an Old Model
There are many restaurants in Colonia. The Drugstore may not have the most unique menu, but it does have both a unique name and a particularly unique dining table option.If you want, you can dine inside a converted old Model T which is still parked out on the street.
Parrillada Santa Rita: Nice ambiance and food too
There are no shortage of restaurants in Colonia. There are a enough that you can sample just about all types of cuisines. However if your time is limited in the area and you have not had a chance to fill yourself on the local grilled foods, you should add a parrillada...
Drugstore Bar and Restaurant: Live jazz
We stopped here for a break before heading tothe bus.It'sacoolartsey kind of place near the Basilica.They have live jazz music here in the evenings.We enjoyed the most delicious chocolate cake of all time!!
Ave de Flores: Be Prepared for Huge Servings
We stopped at one of the several outdoor restaurants on this Avenue and decided to order the Specialof the Day. This is an easy "Out" ,when you can't read the menu. Chevitos de pan is a localfavorite .It is a huge sandwich with steak,egg ,hamm,cheese and bacon and ahuge...
Burquebus From Buenos Aires
The fare for an hour journey from Buenos Aires to Colonia was about 100pesos per way. If you want to have a seat make you sure you get there early and reserve yourself a seat or you will be made to seat the steps. There is a sundry shop as well as a cafe inside. When you...
Bus from Montevideo
We were almost convinced to take a tour fromour hotel for a cost of $65.00.Instead we caught the local bus and for us this turned out to be the best option.The bus station in Montevideo is new and very modern...with many different bus companies offering travel all over...
Manos del Uruguay: Finest Uruguayan Knitwear
I found this shop in old town on my first trip to Colonia. It is one of the more expensive shops but the quality of the goods is bar none. Uruguay produces a particularly high quality wool yarn that is thick and in wonderful jewel tones. This shop had dozens of items made...
Feria Artesanal de la Ciudad: Handicraft Market
The handicraft market is an open air market with several different clusters of booths and kiosks. Many of the booths sell the same style things, so it would be best to walk around, compare quality, price and designs before you purchase.
There are lots of typical souviners...
Very polite drivers
We couldn´t get over just how polite the drivers were in Colonia. After 2 weeks in Buenos Aires we had become very careful crossing roads; in Colonia, however, there's was no need to be careful as most of the cars went very slowly and they always stopped to let pedestrians...
Guided Tour of Colonia & Farms & Stadium
It's been a while since I've been but I went on a tour arranged by a vendor that sent me on Barquebus and then a guided tour of Colonia and a couple farms in the area. STAY AWAY FROM THIS TOUR. It was almost laughable. The first stop was at a farm where they were proudly...
Barquebus daytrip package
Barquebus offers many daytrip and overnight packages. They are of course designed to make travel easier for people but they are quite lame. They will give you a day tour and a meal at an overcrowed resturant. Colonia is a great place and should be explored by yourself and...
Sometimes the strangest...
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.
A nice place to spend one or two days
Colonia del Sacramento is in Uruguai, but if you are in Argentina, Buenos Aires, it´s very easy to get there. It´s a small city, romantic, and nice to walk. you can look at a beautiful view every corner of the town.
We had lunch in a very good restaurant named Viejo Barrio,...
Sunsets in Colonia
The sunsets in Colonia are spectacular and as good as any I've seen before. A popular place to catch the sunset is at the western end of the old town, from where there are good lookout points over the sea. There are some cafes here too where you can watch the sun go down...
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