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Step Out to Local Beaches and Barrio Histórico

Vacationing in Colonia del Sacramento? The Radisson offers gorgeous waterside views and quick access to local beaches and Barrio Histórico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as tourist favorites like El Faro and Old City’s Gate. You’ll only be two hours from Montevideo and a one-hour boat ride from Buenos Aires.

 Explore these attractions:

  • Barrio Histórico (1 block)
    Stroll the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and drink in the 17th- and 18th-century architecture. Grab a bite to eat in this quaint, colorful part of town.
  • Beaches (1 block)
    Soak up some sun on one of the sandy beaches located an easy stroll from the hotel. Playa de Ferrando and Balneario Municipal are especially recommended.
  • Basilica of the Holy Sacrament (4 blocks)
    Enjoy unique artwork at one of the country's oldest churches, built during the 17th century.
  • Convento de San Francisco (5 blocks)
    Peaceful and intriguing, the ruins of this 17th-century convent take you back to 1683.
  • El Faro (5 blocks)
    This one-of-a-kind, 19th-century lighthouse was built from ruins of the Convento de San Francisco. Climb to the top and look over the whole city.
  • Museo Portugues (6 blocks)
    This tiny museum’s exhibits portray life during the Portuguese rule. Its displays include furniture, military uniforms and architecture.
  • Old City's Gate (8 blocks)
    The old town starts here. Built in 1745, the year the city was walled, this drawbridge served as the city's main entry point.
  • Rio de la Plata(0.1 km)
    A natural attraction with incredible views, Rio de la Plata is located next to our hotel.
  • Plaza de Toros (6 km)
    This old Spanish bullring has been closed for a century, but Plaza de Toros’ Moorish architecture is worth the visit and so are the beaches along the way.
  • Granja Colonia(10 km)
    This quirky museum holds the Guinness Book of World Records’ title for the most pencils. They also display perfume bottles, key chains and ashtrays, but may be best known for their jellies.