Photo Essay: Colonia a Pleasant Gateway Into Uruguay
Just one hour by ferry from Buenos Aires, Argentina but a world away is Colonia (Colonia del Sacramento), Uruguay. This town of about 20,000, about a three hour business ride from Montevideo, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the perfect place to escape for an afternoon. For years B.A.’s porteños, have escaped to Colonia to enjoy the town’s leafy streets and charming cafes. For 150 years Colonia bounced back and forth between the Portuguese crowns before finally becoming part of modern Uruguay in 1828. Whether you walk around the old fort that surrounds the old city, enjoy the brightly painted buildings that house restaurants and shops or just decompress under the shade, travel to Uruguay starts off beautifully with a day spent in Colonia.
Photos courtesy Leon Kaye