Colonia and Carmelo
Colonia and Carmelo, located in the Rio de la Plata region of Uruguay is filled with remarkably preserved architecture displays from more than three centuries of Portuguese, Spanish and Uruguayan history. Carmelo, one of the most iconic cities in the region is only a stone’s throw away from Colonia del Sacramento, a rustic town that seems to be frozen in time and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Colonia del Sarcamento, rich in culture and history will not leave you disappointed. Its status as a World Heritage site is based on the city’s old cobbled streets and ancient stone houses, retaining their strong flavour form the 1600s. Meandering down these streets by foot is a joy, and the Portuguese-influenced architecture offers perfect photo opportunities at every corner.
The city boasts nine small museums, and a beautiful whitewashed lighthouse; at the top you can enjoy an amazing view out across the city. Colonia del Sacramento, with its well-preserved slice of colonial life on easy display, offers a fascinating glimpse of long-ago life.
Carmelo is a pleasant, small town which lies along Uruguay’s Rio de la Plata shore. Filled with gorgeous landscapes of tree lined avenues, grassy plains and rolling vineyards, the laid back vibe of this town makes that perfect tranquil destination. Enjoy more historic colonial sites and the areas fantastic wineries, a consequence from the all-round mild and sunny climate.