Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento, photo by Flc1980
Colonia del Sacramento (photo by Flc1980)
 

Colonia del Sacramento is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the southwestern coast of Uruguay.

The town was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, and its well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.

The Historic Quarter of Colonia is the only example of an urban plan that does not conform to the rigid “checkerboard” grid imposed by Spain under the “Laws of the Indies.” Instead, this city has a free plan adapted to the topographical features of the site, although strongly influenced by its military function..

The special nature of Colonia del Sacramento’s urban landscape includes a mixture of large arteries and large squares, with narrow cobbled streets and more private spaces.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Hotel Perla Del Plata

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Perla Del Plata offers accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 76 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$67

 
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Byd Burucuya Anexo 1

Byd Burucuya Anexo 1 is a detached holiday home in Colonia del Sacramento. It is equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi. The kitchen features an oven. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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Lomas del Real Village

Located in Colonia del Sacramento, Lomas del Real Village offers a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue. Colonia del Sacramento is 5 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$100

 
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Lomas del Calabres

Lomas del Calabres offers pet-friendly accommodation in El General, 4 km from Colonia del Sacramento. The property is 9 km from Santa Teresa and free private parking is offered. Average score from 331 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$49

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Apartamento en Real San Carlos

Located in Colonia del Sacramento, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace and a garden with a barbecue. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The kitchen features an oven and a stovetop. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$98

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Artylugio

Artylugio

Artylugio offers accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento. Santa Teresa is 13 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$96

 
$969.5
Patio del Bastion ¨01¨

Patio del Bastion ¨01¨

Patio del Bastion ¨01¨ offers pet-friendly accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento, 13 km from Santa Teresa. Free WiFi is featured . The kitchen comes with an oven, a microwave and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$90

 
$909.2
Patio del Bastion 107

Patio del Bastion 107

Located 13 km from Santa Teresa, Patio del Bastion 107 offers accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Towels and bed linen are provided in this apartment. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$90

 
$909.0
Patio del Bastion 03

Patio del Bastion 03

Set in Colonia del Sacramento, this air-conditioned apartment is 13 km from Santa Teresa. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is available . Towels and bed linen are offered at Patio del Bastion 03. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$90

 
$909.0
Patio del Bastion ¨103¨

Patio del Bastion ¨103¨

Located 13 km from Santa Teresa, Patio del Bastion ¨103¨ offers accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is offered . The kitchen is equipped with an oven. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$90

 
$909.0
Posada de la flor

Posada de la flor

Featuring free WiFi, Posada de la flor offers accommodation in Colonia del Sacramento. Every room comes with a TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and bidet. Average score from 861 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$75

 
$758.9
Casa Burucuyá

Casa Burucuyá

Casa Burucuyá is a holiday home set in Colonia del Sacramento, 12 km from Santa Teresa. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. There is a seating area and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$90

 
$908.9
Costa Colonia - Riverside Boutique Hotel

Costa Colonia - Riverside Boutique Hotel

This latest contemporary hotel offers rooms overlooking the peaceful city of Colonia del Sacramento. Its complete leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, a wellness spa and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$93 - $329

 
$938.9
Don Antonio Posada

Don Antonio Posada

With a red-tiled Spanish gallery overlooking the swimming pool, this colonial-style inn in Uruguay features free WiFi access in common areas. Don Antonio Posada has elegantly decorated rooms with air-conditioning and cable TV. Average score from 993 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$78 - $250

 
$788.8
Posada Plaza Mayor

Posada Plaza Mayor

Located in Colonia del Sacramento’s historic area, Posada Plaza Mayor offers panoramic views. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are provided. Puerta de la Ciudadela gateway is 100 metres away. Average score from 541 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$100 - $250

 
$1008.8
Hotel Ayres Colonia

Hotel Ayres Colonia

This comfortable red-bricked villa is peacefully situated in Colonia del Sacramento. It offers colourful rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balconies. Rooms at Hotel Ayres Colonia have contemporary interiors with bright red, blue or orange bedding. Average score from 438 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$80 - $120

 
$808.7
Posada Las Barrancas Colonia del Sacramento

Posada Las Barrancas Colonia del Sacramento

Just a few blocks from the historic district, Posada Las Barrancas Colonia Sacramento offers lively and comfortable budget accommodation in Colonia. This inn has free WiFi access, a bar and BBQ facilities. Average score from 350 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$75

 
$758.6
Posada del Bosque

Posada del Bosque

Hotel Posada del Bosque is located only a few steps from the sandy beach of the Rio de la Plata estuary. Posada del Bosque features a garden with seaviews. The air-conditioned rooms at the small posada all feature a private bathroom with toilet. Average score from 410 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$79 - $130

 
$798.6
Hotel Rivera

Hotel Rivera

Only 1 block away from the harbour in Colonia del Sacramento, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with private balconies or patios. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire property. Average score from 631 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$80 - $105

 
$808.6
La Casona

La Casona

Set in Riachuelo in the Colonia Region, 8 km from Colonia del Sacramento, La Casona features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$90

 
$908.5
Posada Del Virrey

Posada Del Virrey

Set in an upscale Colonial-style building a 10-minute walk from downtown Colonia, the inn features air-conditioned rooms with details of luxurious décor. There is a charming central courtyard with marble chequered floors. Average score from 549 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$72 - $185

 
$728.4
Hotel Leoncia

Hotel Leoncia

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, Hotel Leoncia offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in Colonia del Sacramento. Free parking and breakfast are provided. The historic centre is 700 metres away. Average score from 290 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$95 - $135

 
$958.3

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks

Historic Center

Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese. Sandwiched in between the Portuguese colony of Brazil and the Spanish Vice Royalty of the River Plate (later Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil), its strategic position and use as a smuggling port meant that its sovereignty was hotly contested and the city changed hands several times between Spain and Portugal. The special nature of Colonia del Sacramento is also based on its urban landscape, a mixture of large arteries and large squares, with narrow cobbled streets and more private spaces.

For a few pesos you can go up to the top of the lighthouse (faro) for a view of most of the city and the river.

Eight small museums can be visited with one entrance ticket, which must be purchased in the Museo Municipal. Seven of these museums are in the town center itself but most only consist of one or two rooms of exhibits.

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