Walking tour around the Old Quarter, Human World Heritage Site

Theme: Landmarks

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Departing from the tourism office next to the Big Wall of the historical quarter of the city, Telling the history of how the city was founded before any other in what today is Uruguay, the details of the restauration of some of the oldest monuments, walking by the different streets in wich the most iconic buildings are located, describing the different styles of houses and streets: "Calle de los Suspiros" (the Sighs Street), portuguese museum, San Fransisco's Convent and the lighthouse, Municipal Museum of Colonia, Nacarello's house, Casa del Virrey (viceroy's house), Governor's house, Basilica (main church of Colonia del Sacramento),the view to Buenos Aires at sunset, and all points of interest in the so called "Discord's Apple" historical quarter of Colonia, from a certificated tourist's guide born and raised in the city. -The tour end in the corner next to the old city's church, on the city's main street, one block away from the city center. Several private places such as art galleries, restaurants, handcraft shops, among other are suggestesd to be visisted after the tour is done. History of another area of Colonia is also included, 5kms/3.1 miles away from the "Old City", called "Real de San Carlos" and with bull ring as main atracttion of a tourist complex wich dates back from the year 1910 (but currently in disuse), plus it's surroundings and how to get there wich are also explained after the citytour.


  • Landmarks

Additional Information

The historical quarter of the city is suggested to be visited by walking around, it's better appreciated since it's paved with old cobblestones, and therefore, comfortable shoes are highly recommended. It is prohibited to visit the insides of this part city by bus.

Children can participate, though depending on their age, can be interested more or less in the historical city. But there's absolutely no problem with them taking part on the tour, and eight years old kids or younger do not have to pay.


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Duration: 1 Hour
Language: English
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Maximum number of participants: 30

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