Colonia del Sacramento

City in Uruguay, departmental capital of Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento (Portuguese: Colónia do Sacramento) is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. It is the oldest town in the country and capital of the Colonia Department. Around 27,000 people lived there.

The lighthouse of Colonia del Sacramento
Coat of arms

Its historic quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.[1]

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  1. "21 World Heritage Sites you have probably never heard of". The Daily Telegraph. London.

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