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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese and due to its strategic position across the river from Buenos Aires soon became a smuggling port for pirates. Its sovereignty was contested over the passing centuries and the city changed hands several times between Spain and Portugal. The streets of the Barrio Histórico or historic quarter maintin a lot of the charm of this bygone era. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay