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A Stronghold on the La Plata River: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1995
A Stronghold on the La Plata River: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

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Colonia del Sacramento
Rio de la Plata
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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.

Place/country: Uruguay,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK (publisher), NHK (producer).
Published in: 1995

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