How to Spend a Day in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Your trip to Uruguay will never be complete unless you visit the beautiful city of Colonia del Sacramento. Colonia is one of the oldest towns of Uruguay and is a former Portuguese colony. If you have a desire to escape big city life, this is the perfect place to visit. If you are in Buenos Aries, Argentina and you are wondering if you can actually take a trip to Uruguay from here, you will be pleased to know that it takes under an hour to reach Colonia del Sacramento from Bueno Aries, through a ferry.

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Things to Do in Colonia del Sacramento

Right from the ferry trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aries, you will be thrilled and excited as to what lies ahead. All you need to do to start exploring the city is to walk a few blocks from the ferry terminal. You will witness beautiful colonial buildings in their extreme architectural beauty. Cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, spectacular views of the river, antique cars and ancient ramparts are just some of the things to see when you are on a trip to Colonia del Sacramento.

The first thing you will notice when you are off from the ferry is the beautiful and charming harbor of Colonia. The ferries lined up against the blue sky makes for a picturesque moment.

If you want to have the best view of the town, you need to climb to the top of the lighthouse. You can also take a stroll down the Gral Flores, which is the main drag in Colonia del Sacramento, and on your way, you can stop for some delicious ice-cream at Heladería Arcoiris. There are also a number of sidewalk cafés where you can taste some local delicacies.

When the sun is about to set, head to the western part of the town and relax in one of the outdoor restaurants and see the sky turning from blue, to red and then black. A trip to Colonia del Sacramento is something that will remain in your memories forever.

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Things to Eat

If you think, due to the close proximity of the town to the river, that the seafood will be a specialty here, you are wrong. Beef is the king in Colonia del Sacramento, as is the case with most of Uruguay. If you are in Colonia del Sacramento, you must try the lomo, a special fillet cut. Beef stroganoff is also a must and if you like, you can also taste the burgers, which are popular among the tourists.

Colonia del Sacramento is a beautiful place that will take you back to colonial times. When in Buenos Aries, you must take this short trip to Colonia and enjoy the rustic charm of the town. Book a tour to Colonia to indulge in the eighteenth-century World Heritage Site full of traditions.

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