Monday, July 08, 2013

Historic Quarter, Colonia del Sacramento - URUGUAY - UNESCO #747

Here you have another example of the magnitude of Portuguese influence in the world in the 17th century... this card shows a tipical street in the old Portuguese town, Nova Colonia do Santissimo Sacramento in Uruguay and was sent by a sweet postrcrosser called Agustina - thanks a lot Agus, I really love your card. I now have 77 sites, only 904 to finish my UNESCO collection, and another country complete! This postcard took 9 days to arrive!

UNESCO #747 - Sacramento - URUGUAY
Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.

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