Day 17: Colonia del Sacramento

12 December 2012 366 km / 227 mi (map)

  • Added to Eric Scouten :: Travel on 7 January 2023
  • Uruguay 3

And now for something completely different!

If Punta del Este is everything modern and hip in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, on the east bank of the Río de la Plata, is everything historic and quaint. The center of the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and still maintains much of what I have to assume was its original feel.

We enjoyed a long photowalk through the historic district. Many of today’s photos are in infrared to accentuate the contrast between greenery (very bright) and stone and metal (very dark).

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Lost in the Weeds · Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Let’s Drive Like We’re Young Again · Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay · 366 km / 227 mi
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