Colonia del Sacramento, situated in Uruguay's province of Colonia, is a picturesque settlement with Spanish and Portuguese influences, boasting a wealth of historical treasures and a year-round pleasant climate. Visitors to the town should make a visit to the town's historic quarter a priority – the small peninsula stretching out into the river, was named a UNESCO world heritage site more than a decade ago. The port is rich with history, a fact exemplified by the presence of the 1745-built drawbridge puerta de campo, and the lighthouse, which dates back to 1857.
The town is across the Rio de la Plata from Argentine capital Buenos Aires, and is the main aquatic route for visitors from that country on their way to any part of Uruguay. Most explorers stop to explore the superb restaurants, art and craft shops, museums, harbor, and colourful houses dating back to colonial times. The town's bull ring was constructed in 1910 but hosted just eight bullfights until the sport was banned in the country two years later. Colonia del Sacramento offers a wealth of interesting sights and sounds, and to take the first step on your trip here, check here at Vayama.com for the best deals.
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