"The ugliest page of the nicest town" Top 5 Page for this destination Colonia del Sacramento by andal13

Colonia del Sacramento Travel Guide: 215 reviews and 598 photos

La página más fea de la ciudad más linda

Colonia del Sacramento is one of the most charming towns in Uruguay; cozy, gorgeous, full of mysteries... Despite this, I did not visit Colonia since I was a teenager a couple of centuries ago. When my VT friend Mark (acemj) told me he would be in Buenos Aires, we arranged a meeting in Colonia; I was very happy, because the meeting and my new visit to this lovely town.
Why do I call this the ugliest page? Because I had a problem with my camera, and I lost a lot of pictures!!!! You hardly will find here beautiful colonial buildings, narrow streets of cobblestones, cute balconies with geranium... So if you want to see nice pics, you must check Mark's page...!

Colonia del Sacramento was founded by Portuguese Maestro de Campo Manuel de Lobo in 1680; this place belonged to the Spaniard Crown (actually, it belonged to the natives!) so the foundaton was a provocation. Colonia was the centre of geopolitical conflicts from the begining, and until now, Portuguese and Spaniard traces can be seen in its architecture. The urbanization, however, has a typical Portuguese style.


Colonia del Sacramento es una de las ciudades más encantadorea de Uruguay; acogedora, bonita, llena de misterio... A pesar de ello, yo no visitaba Colonia desde que era una adolescente, un par de siglos atrás. Cuando mi amigo virtual Mark (acemj) me dijo que vendría a Buenos Aires, arreglamos un encuentro en Colonia; yo estaba muy contenta, por el encuentro y por la visita a esta ciudad encantadora.
¿Por qué digo que esta es la página más fea? ¡¡¡Porque tuve un problema con mi cámara, y perdí un montón de fotos!!!
Difícilmente encuentren aquí hermosos edificios coloniales, callejuelas empedradas y lindos balcones con geranios... Así que si quieren ver buenas fotos, deberán visitar la página de Mark...!

Colonia del Sacramento fue fundada por el Maestro de Campo portugués Manuel de Lobo en 1680; este lugar pertenecía a la Corona de España (¡en realidad, pertenecía a los nativos!) así que la fundación resultó una provocación. Colonia fue el centro de luchas geopolíticas desde el comienzo, ya hasta hoy, huellas portuguesas y españolas se perciben en su arquitectura. La urbanización, sin embargo, tiene un estilo típicamente portugués.

  • Last visit to Colonia del Sacramento: Oct 2003
  • Intro Written Nov 4, 2003
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    Interesting page on your vt meet with friend. Sad about camera. Next time.....

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2006 at 9:30 AM

    hello andrea! now I know how to get to Colonia. And I may just do that, if I manage to motivate myself away from tango classes and mi querido San Telmo. Ciao, hope to see you in Uruguay!

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2005 at 9:55 AM

    I enjoyed visiting Colonia again through your pages. Perhaps you do not have pictures of everything, but at least your finished your Colonia pages! I could not eat all of my parrillada.

  • ezaguryk's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2005 at 7:05 PM

    Andrea.......gracias por tus paginas son de mucha utilidad. son excelentes. Estare de vacaciones y voy para colonia y montevideo saludos kelly

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 11:23 AM

    Nice photos and tips on colonia del sacramento.. I'd love to travel to south america some day since it has a lot to offer.. Thanks for visiting our site and say hello to Manuelita from us :)

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2004 at 11:20 AM

    This town is a gem;-\

  • pili's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    Ojalá mañana y pasado estén así de soleados los días como en tus fotos!!! Llevo zapatos cómodos, dos cámaras, abrigo, y muchas ganas de conocer esta ciudad tan encantadora!!! Colonia.... allá vamos!!!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 6:32 PM

    A great page of your meeting with Mark! The cobblestone street tip reminded me of how surprised I was to see them still used for streets & sidewalks everywhere we visited on our trip to Portugal. I really like this custom! PS, nice lighthouse photo!

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2003 at 5:34 AM

    Place to far but very beautiful, i wish i could experience visting this beautiful place.

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 7:53 PM

    Reminiscent of Old San Juan, PR...

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