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Uruguay

UNESCO World Heritage

Uruguay, Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, September 05, 2013 at 10:13:56

Location Colonia del Sacramento, department de Colonia, Uruguay
Coordinates S34 28 4 W57 51 12
Property 16 ha
Date of Inscription 1995

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747 )

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the 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 post-colonial styles.

Photos from TWIP

Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento


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