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    ::Uruguay.com / Uruguay Destinies / Colonia (state) / Colonia del Sacramento (city) / Tourists Places / Historical District Colonia
    Historical District Colonia
     
    Fort of San Miguel
     

    The Fort of San Miguel was part of the big defensive wall that the Portuguese built in 1745. It is placed in the South coast.

     

    On the fort, th...

     

     
    Fort of Carmen
     

    The Fort of Carmen was part of the defensive wall of the City.

     

    Then, a factory was installed next to the Fort. Today, its eminent chimney ca...

     

     
    Street of the Sighs
    Street of the Sighs
     

    There are a lot of legends surrounding the name of this narrow, cobbled street of Portuguese style. 

     

    One of them is that it was a passage through where prisoners sentenced to ...

     

     
    House of the Governor
    House of the Governor
     

    The group of ruins, stones foundations and Portuguese objects that were found in an excavation near the Municipal Museum are named House of the Governor.

     

    It is believed that they b...

     

     
    Lighthouse and Convent of San Francisco
    Lighthouse and Convent of San Francisco
     

    It is one of the oldest buildings in the City. It is erected with tall and wide stone walls.

     

    In front of it, we can find th...

     

     
    First Church
    First Church
     

    The First Church is placed on Vasconcellos street.

     

    It is the oldest in the country, founded in 1680. At the beginning it was a plain house ma...

     

     
    Mayor Square
    Mayor Square
     

    Major Square is located in the centre of the oldest part of the city and it is the biggest open air area in the place. 

     


     

     
    Gate of Field
    Gate of Field
     

    To enter the Historical Neighbourhood it is better to go through the lifting bridge of the Gate of Field, also called Gate of the Ciudadela. 

     


     

     



     

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