Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is renowned for its historic quarter, which is filled with old colonial buildings and cobbled streets, and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The old city holds Colonia’s main attractions. There are nine small museums to visit and plenty of restaurants which serve the local speciality called asado (barbeque).

Things to See & Do

* Historic Quarter
* Plaza Mayor – Main Square
* Portón de Campo – the City Gate and wooden drawbridge
* Lighthouse and convent ruins of the 17th century Convent of San Francisco
* Museums

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Uruguayan peso ($, UYU) (UYU)
Language – Spanish
Population – 25,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 598

Port Location – The port is located about half a kilometre south of the old city.

Transport Links - Colonia del Sacramento is served by two ferry boat lines from Buenos Aires, Argentina: "Buquebus", "Seacat Colonia" and "Colonia Express".
There is also a local airport which can receive light aircraft.

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