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Full Day Colonia del Sacramento

Full Day Colonia del Sacramento
Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay

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A testimony from the Past
A Unesco World Heritage
 
Born from the portuguese's will on the margins of the Rìo de la Plata river, built of wood and stone, it arose the Nova Colonia Do Santisimo Sacramento.
It was a point of controversy between the portuguese and spanish crowns, that leti its mark of his past in its architecture and streets.
The mix of countryside, beaches and river gives to this place a natural seting that combines with history.
 
ITINERARY:
Join us to this wonderful colonial city, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Starting with the departure from Montevideo city, we’ll go through the neighborhoods Capurro, La Teja and the emblematic Cerro Hill.
  • Then we’ll cross the Santa Lucia River Bridge, arriving to the San Josè department, a state farmer recognized as the largest producer of potatoes in the country and the best producer of milk. It is also recognized as one of the departments with the highest industrial growth in our country. The city was founded in 1783 by Spanish immigrants who arrived from the province of León, Spain, and we will perform a technical stop of approximately 40 minutes in its square.
  • We´ll arrive to Colonia and visit the Real San Carlos, The Bullring, and the Río de la Plata River´s panoramic.
  • Then we´ll go to the Historic Quarter of Colonia del Sacramento to discover this portuguese city through a walking tour. We´ll visit the Portòn de Campo (The Gate of entrance), the Walls, the famous Street of Sights (Calle de los Suspiros), the Lighthouse, The main Square, and the Blessed Sacrament`s Cathedral.
  • Free time to lunch and activities.
  • At the end we'll go through the 1 Street again where we´ll make a stop to know Granja Arenas (Arenas Farm) where you can find its Collectuonist Museum, and you can taste the jams, marmalades and cheeses of the area.
  • Return to hotels and end of our services. 
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