Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Colonia del Sacramento

Hello from Colonia del Sacramento, Western Uruguay. Well what a nice little town. Founded in 1680, the seaside town of Colonia has at times been under both Portuguese and Spanish and contains an interesting mix of both colonial architectures. Cobbled streets, fancy restaurants and a number of interesting little museums. We have had a couple of days here, having caught the ferry over from Buenos Aires yesterday.

Uruguay has a more organised feel from Argentina and you can see why it is known as the Switzerland of South America. Tomorrow we are off to Punta del Este, which is one of the most exclusive beach resorts in the whole of South America. It will be interesting to see what it is like in the winter, but if the weather is an nice as it has been today, a dip in the sea may be called for.


Matriz Church

Mobile garden

Calle D-los Suspiros, the most famous cobbled street in Uruguay

100 year old former bullfighting ring closed in 1914 after only 2 years service

Former church with modern lighthouse attached

Colonia del Sacramento

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