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Discovering the Time Capsule of Colonia del Sacramento

30 Jul
On the east bank of Río de la Plata, lies the peaceful Uruguayan settlement of Colonia del Sacramento.  The majority of the 23,000 strong population live, work and shop in the modern city of Colonia, however, it’s the compact and beautifully preserved Barrio Histórico, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is the big crowd pleaser.  We felt like we were stepping back in time entering the rebuilt 17th century city gates (Porton de Campo) with colourful colonial houses, whitewashed churches, art galleries and quaint cafes lining the cobbled streets.  The area oozed traditional charm and we couldn’t wait to explore. 

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