Posada Plaza Mayor, Colonia

The tiny cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento take you back to 1680. But the Posada is much more modern – a mere 200 plus years old.

Manuel Lobo founded Colonia del Sacramento as long ago as 1680. Wandering through its tiny cobbled streets today will enable you to see deep into its past. Follow the winding alleys between gaily painted houses built in the original Spanish and Portuguese styles, using baked mud or stone, and you will come to Posada Plaza Mayor.

Originally a Portuguese ranch house dating back to the 1700s the present house was rebuilt in the 1860s and is today a completely charming a place to stay. Lush plants climb the stone walls of a quaint central courtyard, that’s cooled by the sound of water cascading from a picturesque fountain.

Inside, the theme of simple, almost rustic, elegance continues; with exposed stone walls, cool décor and gracious service.

Posada Plaza Mayor, at a glance

  • Interesting inner city setting a few minutes walk from the centuries old port and town
  • Choice of 12 ground floor suites, plus three on the top floor
  • All with excellent private bathrooms and air conditioning
  • Suites and one superior room have whirlpool baths and Direct TV
  • Breakfast overlooking the River Plate

For leisure and pleasure

  • Ideal base for exploring Colonia del Sacramento – a UNESCO designated area
  • Walking distance from the bastions of Carmen, San Miguel, San Pedro and Santa Rita
  • Old bay area easily accessible
  • Explore the restaurants, art and craft bazaars, museums and marina
  • Once again, Neil did a fantastic job with our itinerary! He is so informative and efficient. Nothing seems too much trouble for him!

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    UP, Cambodia, 2014