Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Rรญo de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.

Since 1995 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

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Thanks to Jorge for the postcard.

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