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Colonia del Sacramento, es la capital del departamento de Colonia, en el suroeste de Uruguay. Está ubicada en la ribera norte del Río de la Plata, a 177 kilómetros de Montevideo y frente a las costas de Buenos Aires – Argentina, a tan solo unos 50  kilómetros por el río. Limita al este con San José de Mayo, al norte con Soriano y al noreste con Flores.

Se encuentra situada sobre el cabo que forman las puntas de San Pedro y Santa Rita. Su casco antiguo, es el barrio histórico que cuenta con 12 hectáreas, fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad en 1995. Se caracte240px-colonia_in_uruguay-svgriza por sus calles angostas de piedra, que resaltan su tradición militar.

Colonia es un atractivo turístico para todos aquellos que la visitan. Haz click aquí para ver las cosas que puedes hacer en el departamento.

English Version:

Over the Northern bank of the Río de La Plata lies the City of Colonia del Sacramento, capital of the Department of Colonia. Admiral Manuel Lobo, was the governor of Río de Janeiro, who founded Colonia do Sacramento towards 1680, a typical Portuguese city of the XVII century which today charms tourists from all over the world with its well-preserved architectural richness.

The pretty layout of Colonia makes a remarkable contrast with the architectural mapping shared by all cities of Spanish origin. It is precisely for its particular architecture that it has been declared World Historical Heritage.

Located 177 kilometers from Montevideo, Colonia is bordered by the Department of San José on the East and by the Department of Soriano on the North. It features a long littoral over the Río de la Plata on the South and a stretch over the Uruguay River on the Northwest.

Due to its proximity to Buenos Aires (in Argentina), many visitors arrive in Colonia from the “porteña” city through the river to tour around it´s narrow picturesque streets covered by shiny cobblestones.

In Colonia you have many activities to do. Click here to know what to do.

 

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