Classic City Tour through Colonia del Sacramento
Book the Classic City Tour through Colonia del Sacramento and discover with an experienced guide the historical value of this beautiful city declared a World Heritage Site. Book now!
|Type of service||Regular|
|Seasonal Availabilty||All year round|
|Type of traveller||Solo traveler, With kids, Backpackers, Couples|
- Transfers to/from hotels in the city.
- Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
- Entrance to museums.
Monday to Sunday.
Departs at 9:30 hs.
2 hours approx.
The Classic City Tour through Colonia del Sacramento will be an unforgettable activity during your stay in Uruguay. Founded by the Portuguese in 1680, it was disputed for many years by the Spanish crown because it was located on the shores of the Río de la Plata in front of Buenos Aires, a strategic military and commercial place. This is the reason why Spanish and Portuguese influences can be found in the buildings and public spaces. Thanks to its delicious architecture, cobblestone roads and historical value it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
During this Classic City Tour through Colonia del Sacramento your assigned guide will tell you about the rich history that runs through its stone paths and remains in its centenary buildings. This exciting tour begins when a private shuttle comes to pick you up at your hotel and takes you to the Historical Quarter, where you will walk through its long streets that emanate peace and tranquility at every step. You will also visit its museums and get to know interesting and curious details about the fortifications and some remains of walls that once protected the city from invasions. Next, you will enter the Historical Center through the Puerta de la Ciudadela, a symbol that is widely representative of the city, and take pictures on its drawbridge. You will also discover the Plaza de Armas and the towers of the Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento which gives the city its name. Then you will visit the Calle de los Suspiros where the classic Portuguese buildings coexist in predominantly pink and yellow colors together with sober Spanish constructions. Then you will visit El Faro, one of the 15 Uruguayan lighthouses, which was built on the ruins of the San Francisco Xavier convent in the mid-nineteenth century. Finally, the tour takes you to the Spanish and Portuguese Museums where you will learn about the culture and art that prevailed at that time and you’ll be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Book the Classic City Tour through Colonia del Sacramento and enjoy its wonderful landscapes. Be transposed in time and learn about the valuable history of this wonderful Uruguayan city, accompanied by specialized guides. Definitely an unmissable visit. Book online now!
- This tour departs with a minimum of 2 passengers.