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“Disappointing”
Review of Barrio Historico

Barrio Historico
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US$82.99*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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US$179.00*
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires
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Owner description: This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an historic lighthouse and Uruguay’s oldest church.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I've been to several UNESCO Heritage Sites around the world and all have been impressive. After walking around Colonia for about an hour, I felt disappointed that there wasn't more to see. Granted, it was safe, quaint and a pleasant stroll, but didn't feel different than a walk I could've taken anywhere.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Colonia is charming and peaceful. Spent two nights here and enjoyed wandering around the picturesque streets, stopping for coffees and beer. Would highly recommend a trip if visiting Buenos Aires.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Colonia is the reason you should never travel from Buenos Aires direct to Montevideo . Go there before development and Americans take over . Uruguay my world fave !

Thank Eric G
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Colonia Del Sacramento is Uruguay's oldest town (1745) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We saw Iglesia Matriz which is Uruguay's oldest church and San Francisco Convent Ruins. There were a number of antique cars on the streets. It was an interesting excursion but not a nice as the other excursions we did

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Casco Viejo of Colonia is the reason you travel from Buenos Aires to visit. As others have written, the old city has lots of characteristic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Very pleasant to walk the streets and absorb the atmosphere of the place. Can be seen in one day visit as the area itself is quite small in size. Fast ferry only takes one hour from Buenos Aires and arrives at 9:30 am.

Thank LARCOCAM
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