Historical & Cultural Landmarks in South America

Barrio Histórico: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento, World Heritage Site (Uruguay)

Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.