Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Town (Trip to Uruguay 2)


Immediately after dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we walked around town.

By the river. 

We walked by the river.
It was a typical winter day, cold and cloudy.  The water was gray as the sky, but it was still a nice view.  This is a must do during summer months.

There are small stores, coffee shops and restaurants in the historic quarter.

We wandered the streets.  
Although smaller than what we had expected, the historic quarter has cobblestone streets and short, pretty houses. There are remains of the wall that once surrounded the city, which tells of its military past.  An old lighthouse is located where the wall ends.  I later learned the lighthouse was built on top of San Francisco’s Convent ruins, which are the oldest ones in Uruguay.  

La Calle de los Suspiros

We found La Calle de los Suspiros (The Sighs Street)
It is one of the most picturesque places in the small town of Colonia.  Legend says the street was full of brothels.  When sailors walked on it, they sighed at the view of the beautiful women…

Parrillada includes several cuts of meat. 
We ate a very tasty parrillada uruguaya!

(To be continued...)


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I can definitely vouch for that. The parrillada was excellent!!

Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jose Luis Herrera That's right. Sorry Argentina! It was hard to find another parrillada that compared to this one!

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