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Colonia del Sacramento

Cologne of the Sacramento, colonial beauty of Uruguay. Historical patrimony of the Humanity.

Cologne of the Sacramento, named in the local way like Cologne, is the capital of the department of Cologne, Uruguay. Located to few kilometers to the southeast in the confluence of the river Uruguay and the River Plate.

It is one of the most charming and attractive places of this country that the visitors can know. A miscellany without equal of historical past, amazing ancient constructions, and magnificent environments turn it in the only city

Also Cologne offers to his visitors other areas to know, as many proposals. The tourists who approach to this city can choose between a big variety of hotels, restaurants, pubs, coffees, and places that they provide with tourist information.

A LITTLE OF HISTORY

Cologne of the Sacramento was founded like city for the year 1680, by the Portuguese forces that were supervised by the field Teacher D. Manuel Lobo, who invaded the country during the above mentioned epoch. Many of his constructions were realized during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, and many of them are supported even nowadays, being one of the principal delight of the city.

Also I happen for other important historical events. Shortly after the Portugueses were invading Cologne, the Spanish began to fight against them for the city. During this period of time until the beginning of the XIXth century, Cologne happened of being under the orders of the Portugueses and to be under the control of the Spanish in several opportunities.

Cologne of the Sacramento is a city that preserves his original characteristics without modifying, of such form that his streets are still done of paving stones or stones bricks with lanterns to the sides and surrounded with the only colonial buildings.

Hearth of the most ancient constructions of Uruguay and of a big historical wealth, to the gait for his streets breathes all this past.

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