Monday, August 18, 2014

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, on the east bank of the Río de la Plata, only 50km from Buenos Aires by ferry. It is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay, founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish.
Its historic quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The stamp is part of a set of four stamps about insects. This one depicts ‘bicho torito’ or ‘little bull bug’ in English.

The other stamp depicts a sculpture made by Octavio Podesta (1929 - ) a famous artist from Uruguay. 

Thx Ruben! 


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