Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay: Day Trip from Buenos Aires

Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay: Day Trip from Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (B)

A couple of hours by ferry from Buenos Aires, just across the Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento will make you travel back in time. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1995, Colonia's Historic Quarter is one of the best preserved colonial architectonic ensembles in South America.

If you're spending a few days in Buenos Aires and would like to cross over to Uruguay for a one day trip, Colonia is your best choice!

During my last trip to Buenos Aires, its proximity to Uruguay was too tempting not to visit this intriguing country during the free day that I had. Even though my first choice was Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital, I soon realised that a one day trip wouldn't give me enough time to enjoy this great city. First of all, the last ferry of the day back to Buenos Aires departs only 4h after the first one arrives, which is clearly not enough time. Moreover, the express ferry costs over €200, way too much money for just one day.

Considering this, Colonia was the wisest option as a one day trip to Uruguay. The city was much closer to Buenos Aires, and also its size makes it a lot easier to explore in just one day. I definitely didn't regret my choice!  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay: Day Trip from Buenos Aires
Guide Location: Uruguay » Colonia del Sacramento
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Puerta de Campo
  • San Miguel Bastion
  • Calle de los Susprios
  • Colonia's lighthouse
  • Municipal Museum
  • Portuguese Museum
  • Tile Museum