Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest city in Uruguay, founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, after disputed and occupied by the Spaniards who lived in Buenos Aires, it keeps the mixture in its constructions of two occupants. It is located in front of Buenos Aires on the bank of the River Plate. The historical part of the town invites us to a journey through time, with streets paved, its houses with one modest and colorful floor, typical lighting, its lighthouse, its ruins, classic old cars, beach, its artisans and restaurants serving traditional dishes of the River Plate. Its inhabitants are very friendly and they highly value the passage of tourists worldwide.

Tips

To get an excellent view of the city, go to the lighthouse (nineteenth century). You can also visit the ruins of the Convent of St. Francis near the lighthouse. The most beautiful street is the Sighs Street near the Major Square with its colorful houses with wooden roofs covered with tile. Colonia is the place to buy your travel souvenirs as many craftsmen live there. If you want to have a relax holiday, Colonia is a good choice. It is a city to rest, walk, take beautiful photos as if you are in a time scenario.

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The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England

The Cavern Club is a nightclub located at 10 Mathew Street; a small street in the center of Liverpool, in England. It is here that Brian Epstein (who became their manager) saw the Beatles playing for the first time on November 9th, 1961. The place was opened in January 1957 and named after the local in its basement, where the Beatles occurred repeatedly. They gave 292 performances between February 9th, 1961 to August 3rd, 1963. There they began to have fans. Of course other artists and groups have come into the club, as famous as The Beatles; among them we can mention: The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker and Oasis. The club still exists, and we also can find a reconstruction of the place as it was at the time of the Beatles in the museum dedicated to them (on the Albert Dock Liverpool). Currently, there are two rooms: the vaulted room is a recreation of the Beatles’ and receives groups who play the band’s music and the modern room with an actual sound system and a larger stage, for groups of all styles and nationalities.

Tips

If you want to enjoy a show in the club during your stay in Liverpool, check their website for details of concerts. Generally, the entrance is free but at some hours, days, or shows, you have to pay admission. You’ll find the option to buy souvenirs of the place too. If you are an artist or you have a band playing the music of The Beatles, you may have an opportunity once a year, to play in the Cavern, in the last week of August at the International Festival Beatleeek. You can contact the club to submit your application.

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Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a French commune located in the department of Seine-et-Marne, 60 km northeast of Paris, Ile-de-France. It is located at the confluence of the Marne and the Petit Morin. The city was known as the world capital of the stone millstone until the nineteenth century thanks to the exceptional hardness of stone mined in quarries, which supplied the mills worldwide. The town has the natural area of Bois de la Barre with an educational trail to discover the flora and fauna and also to know the work on this stone extracted from the land. To see: the Town Hall (1885), the Saint-Étienne-Saint-Denis Church (fifteenth-eighteenth century), the ancient Synagogue (now Contemporary Art Centre), the bridge on the Marne, the British Memorial, the old Jewish cemetery, the Museum André Planson, among others.

Tips

If you like hiking, go to the Bois de la Barre, it is the perfect place for practicing.

You can arrive by train from Paris (Gare de l’Est). You will also find various bus lines to go to neighboring villages.

Visit the tourist office which is open all year because they will offer you tours, also audio guided ones.