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Address: Calle Vasconcellos | Centro Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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More modern and old architecture (Portuguese XVIIIth Century) side by side. Free, donations are accepted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this little basilica.... The interior is a mixture of old typical South American Catholic statues and the most amazing mobiles...birds, butterflies and creatures hanging from the ceiling... So unusual...

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More modern and old architecture (Portuguese XVIIIth Century) side by side. Free, donations are accepted.

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Thank br_luv2travl
Noosa Heads
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1,144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The church itself is fairly typical but interesting although not elaborate. The art work that hangs from the ceiling adds a certain difference to the church and is worth a visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I would have enjoyed having someone there to read the information on the saints. Really would like to know why one was carrying a skull. The statues inside were interesting. Also enjoyed the construction of the building

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Metairie, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoy stepping into the cool of the church. It is very old and unadorned. There is little to see but it is worth a visit. Be sure to see the confessional at the back of the church as it is unusual.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just a lovely spot to get away from crowds and meditate. Very simple structure. Fascinating array of brickwork where it had been rebuilt over the centuries.

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Ostrava
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice place to stay for a while but 10 minutes is more that needed. Sometimes there are concerts but notching special (local choirs).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice church to visit, simple, peaceful, cool on a hot day. But a very quick visit as its essentially white with very few ornaments.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The oldest church in Uruguay is typically Portuguese in style. With just one nave and white washed walls. The façade is topped with a couple of tiled domes. Beside it lie the foundations of what was to become the Governors House. The church is one of the few attractions in Colonia, it is an incredibly peaceful place.

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