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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Visitors can view the ruins of one of the city’s oldest buildings, this...

Visitors can view the ruins of one of the city’s oldest buildings, this late 17th-century convent.

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A Point Of Interest In Colonia

The lighthouse is the highest point in the town and it sits above the ruins of the convent which is essentially two brick walls. The convent was built in 1694 and destroyed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The lighthouse is the highest point in the town and it sits above the ruins of the convent which is essentially two brick walls. The convent was built in 1694 and destroyed by fire in 1704. The lighthouse commenced in 1845 and was finally finished in 1857.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

They still had the nativity in place when we visited which was quite magical but be careful when going down the stairs into the nave as it's very dark and has low ceilings Some great stained glass windows and the convent has a very peaceful aura

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located in front of the lighthouse. Original ruins of a Portuguese convent. In the center square as you enter the old town. Do stop and look at the other old building surrounding the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

A visit here takes you to the ruins of what was a convent dating back to 1683. The walls are very thick and you can still see the foundations. A small area but you can just get a feel for what was once there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

If you are visiting Colonia del Sacramento its worth a stop in to see the Convento de San Francisco.

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