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Feel the Spanish and Portuguese influences in Colonia del Sacramento

Get an introduction to the Portugues and Spanish history of Colonia del Sacramento from the 1680s till now. Hit the streets in search of the influence of these two countries in the architecture, traditions, and culture of the city.

1 Review
From Colonia del Sacramento
Online Experience
1 Hour
South America
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento
  • Learn about the wars waged by Spain and Portugal to take control of this city
  • Visit the city's distinctive lighthouse, main square and Street of the Sighs
Description

On this Online Experience, come join me to explore the historical city of Colonia de Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I will lead you through the delightful sights the city has to offer, introduce you to the history Portuguese and Spanish influence in the area from the 1680s till now. Three sides of the city are surrounded by the Rio de la Plata river, which gave it a strategical advantage; many wars were therefore fought between European colonisers to gain control of this city. 

As you explore the cobbled streets, you will learn to distinguish Portuguese and Spanish streets through the architecture and other cultural markers they have left behind. You will get to visit the Main Square, as well as the eponymous lighthouse and church in order to get a better idea of the place and its cultural history. Proceeding with the virtual walk, you will them get to admire the distinctive roof tiles and colourful houses around the city, the Colonia de Sacramento Museum, and the library. Also, keep an eye out for the beaches and surreal views offered by the Rio de la Plata river.

About this experience
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 15 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Lourdes Murteza

 I have been a certified professional tour guide in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, for more than 40 years. I would love to introduce you to my city and country's intriguing history, culture, customs and traditions; there are many stories to share! 

Tour Reviews
  • Ian Gibson

    My tour guide, Lourdes, was a knowledgeable and warm host. She introduced Colonia's history, community and architecture in an accessible and stimulating way. I recommend her tour of a striking small city.

From USD 15 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.