Colonia del Sacramento, known in the local environment as Colonia, is the capital of Colonia, in southwestern Uruguay. It is located in the -left- north bank of the River Plate, and 177 kilometers from Montevideo. It is located on the cape formed by the tips of San Pedro and Santa Rita.
Its historic quarter was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995 to illustrate the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. This old town comprises 12 hectares of the western end of the city. The plane is of Portuguese origin and contrasts to the standard prescribed by the Spanish law on the West Indies. It is characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets, highlighting its military tradition.
Because of its proximity to the city of Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento has a strong bond with it. Numerous travelers arriving and departing to that destination and also the inhabitants of Buenos Aires that have properties in it. There was a project to link both sides through a binational bridge.