Colonia del Sacramento

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In Colonia del Sacramento, summer is warm and humid; Winter is cool. Throughout the year, the weather is heavy with precipitation, high winds and partly overcast skies. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 8 ° C to 28 ° C and is rarely below 4 ° C or above 32 ° C.

The best time of year to visit Sacramento Colony and warm weather activities is from late October to mid-April.
Official language
The official language is Spanish.
Local currency
The local currency is the Uruguayan peso.
Travel documents
Citizens with a valid passport may without visa enter Uruguay and stay for up to 90 days, subject to renewal for an identical period, upon payment of an extension fee of 800 Uruguayan pesos (data from January 2019).
Security conditions have been seriously aggravated in the last two years. Uruguay was known to have low crime rates, which is no longer true today. There is a sharp increase in urban violence with thefts and robberies of people, commerce and homes, some with violence.

In the face of a robbery you should try to maintain serenity, never react violently and report the incident to the police. Vehicles that remain parked on public roads shall not display any identifiable object or clothing from outside.
Health and vaccination
It is advisable to have the tetanus and triple viral vaccines up to date.
Insurance that covers all medical care is recommended, as the costs of private medicine are high. If you are staying longer in the country, it is recommended that you sign up for a mutual service, private medicine association or subscribe to a medical emergency.
Saúde e vacinação
É aconselhável possuir em dia as vacinas de tétano e tríplice viral.
Recomenda-se a subscrição de seguros que cubram todos os cuidados médicos, uma vez que os custos de medicina privada são elevados. Em caso de permanência mais prolongada no país, recomenda-se a inscrição numa associação de serviços mútuos, de medicina privada ou a subscrição de uma emergência médica.
Uruguay has good national fixed and mobile telephone networks, although the latter have occasional difficulties in rural areas.

Travelers should consult their mobile phone service provider before roaming in Uruguay for roaming service. You can buy mobile phone chips from Antel, Movistar and Claro.
Tourist points
Most of Colonia del Sacramento's sights are in the historic district, which houses practically all of the city's museums, as well as restaurants, bars, candy shops and craft shops. This is probably the biggest attraction of the city and it happens for the beauty of the combination of Spanish and Portuguese features present in the architecture.
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse is a must for anyone visiting the city. From the top of the lighthouse you can see the entire coastline of Colonia de Sacramento and if the day is clear you can see the land of Buenos Aires. The Porta del Campo, a postcard of Colonia del Sacramento, was erected by the Portuguese government in 1745. The Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament is the oldest church in Uruguay. Built in 1680, it has Portuguese and Spanish architectural features.
Sacramento Colony has several small museums, which tell the history of the city, the colonization and the local culture. The Portuguese Museum portrays the era of colonization and life in the colonial era with a wealth of detail.
Calle de los Suspiros, or Calle dos Suspiros is the most visited street in Colonia del Sacramento.
Yates Port is a tranquil spot from which domestic vessels arrive and depart for Buenos Aires, Carmelo and the surrounding area.
Sacramento's famous Colonia sunset draws tourists and locals to the riverside when the afternoon falls.
Currently the city is a World Heritage Site.
Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, facing the La Plata River in Buenos Aires. It is the oldest city in Uruguay located 180 km from Montevideo, the capital of the country, and only 50 km from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina (in this case, crossing the Río de la Plata).
Its historic district has been considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1995 and has a well-preserved colonial architecture, full of narrow streets, illuminated by lanterns (known as 'lighthouses') and houses covered with clay tiles and decorated with traditional Lusitanian tiles. More than 300 years of history.
It was founded by the Portuguese in 1608. For seven times it changed its administration between Portuguese and Spanish and was still part of Brazil. One of the most interesting streets is Portugal Street.
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