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Calle de los Suspiros, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Una calle muy, muy vieja, con nombre de poesía: "La Calle de los Suspiros". Tiene un encanto propio de aquellos lugares misteriosos, con secretos de marineros y mujeres... Si esta calle se llamaba Ansina, ¿por qué terminó siendo "de los suspiros"? Como siempre, muchas leyendas alrededor...

La TERRIBLE: dicen que a los condenados a muerte los llevaban hasta esta calle y los amarraban hasta que subiera la marea para que murieran ahogados. La DIVERTIDA, afirma que esta calle tenía muchos prostíbulos por donde los marineros paseaban y suspiraban por las chicas que los atendían. Y la ROMÁNTICOIDE: que una enamorada esperaba a su amado en esta calle en noche de luna llena, cuando pasó un enmascarado que le clavó una daga en el pecho. ¿Con cuál te quedas?

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This panorama was taken in Uruguay, South America

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