The most well-known beach in Uruguay is Punta del Este, which merits a mention since it has been dubbed "the Monaco of the South" and is a popular destination for celebrities, models, and the wealthy to unwind, play, and eat fine food. Punta is known for its magnificent golden sand beaches, water sports, and the Museum of the Sea, which has everything from whale skeletons to a collection of early 20th-century bathing costumes. The region is also home to a sizeable colony of southern right whales. Although Uruguay's coastline doesn't have palm-fringed, golden sand beaches or blue oceans, it still features a number of stunning, unspoiled coastal attractions for sun worshippers, including a lot of waterfront promenades, resorts, and boating places. The barrio, which is centred on a tree-lined square and is bordered by cobblestone streets, is home to several historic structures, including a convent from the 17th century, a municipal museum that displays artefacts from Colonia's past, a wooden drawbridge, and the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament, which was constructed by Portuguese settlers in the early 19th century.