Our ship docked in Montevideo and we traveled about 90 minutes to Colonia del Sacramento, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was a colonial settlement founded by Portugal in 1680. I could have spent days in this lovely old town. It has charming shops with unique clothing, jewelry, and handicrafts. Many of the streets are extreme cobblestones but that just added to the experience as we explored the town.
Yes, the lighthouse was built inside the ruins of the convent of San Fransisco and you can climb up for around dollar.
It’s an awesome city for photographers because there are so many unique doorways, walkways, flowers, and trees.
These old world street lamps are everywhere and they add to the perfect historic ambiance. I just wish I could have seen this town at night.
This paved street lined with gorgeous sycamore trees leads to the River Plate.
Wandering around we came across this surprise, a small blue whale skeleton. The whale died on the beach and it was reassembled and put in this garden behind the Municipal Museum.
Restaurants and Cafes are everywhere and again I wish we could spend more time in this town, just so we could have enjoyed more of them.
We had lunch at Meson de la Plaza traditional, it has an authentic vibe with outstanding food.
I saw this amazing cash register in Meson de la Plaza – it’s gorgeous – makes me want to be a cashier.
It’s the type of laid-back place where one simply wanders around losing track of time.