Colonia Del Sacramento

Uruguay_Colonia Del Sacramento_1_SVARCColonia del Sacramento is a city in Uruguay. It is situated by the Río de la Plata. It faces Buenos Aires and is a popular tourist site for visitors from there.

Colonia del Sacramento was established by Portugal in 1680 but it kept changing hands from crown to crown through the centuries and it was often disputed by the Spanish.

Today the city is a textile producer. It is a also a polytechnic hub and has a free trade zone.

Apart from all this, the historic quarter still  keeps some of the cobbled streets built in the times of the Portuguese in the 17th century  attracting hundreds of tourists annually.

 

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