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Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) Editor Sun, 10/21/2018 - 17:20
Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on Uruguay's Río 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 postcolonial styles.