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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Description: 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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Old Portuguese ruin

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Metairie, LA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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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Metairie, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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New York City, New York
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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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