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Colonia del Sacramento

Listed under Colonial Towns in Uruguay.

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'Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.'

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Beautiful place! A great place to escape to if you want to relax and lose yourself in another time. Spend leisurely days wandering the town, exploring the quaint architecture and enjoying long lazy lunches in some of the attractive restaurants in the centre.

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