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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Alot of history

Here and all around Colonia. Do a guided tour to really get to know the history otherwise you can... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
New York City, New York
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Nice church

The church seems to go by a number of different names, but it sits in the heart of the old town and... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Here and all around Colonia. Do a guided tour to really get to know the history otherwise you can easily Google it.

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed August 1, 2017

The church seems to go by a number of different names, but it sits in the heart of the old town and is definitely a highlight to visit. It seems to be open all day and into the evening, which is useful. Both the exterior...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed July 7, 2017

The photo that I have included in this review has turned my life around. Never would I have thought that a small town like Colonia would lead me back to the Good Lord and His Mercy. I have been #blessed by this site.

Thank Emmary R
Reviewed May 13, 2017

The oldest church in the city. It dates from 1680. Of course, this is not the original one which was small and unpretentious. The present church dates back to 1810. Some 40 years ago it underwent a serious restoration, including a conceptual refurbishment. A World...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed March 24, 2017

This was right across the square from where we had lunch, so it was an easy decision to stop in. I've called it quirky because it certainly didn't have the traditional ornamentation one expects in a Catholic church. There were wooden sculptures hanging from the...More

2  Thank dskid
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Twin tower white exterior dominates Plaza de Armas The white colour scheme continues into the interior with little of the paraphanalia you would expect in later catholic churches

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This church has an amazing good vibe, you feel so good inside!!! I loved this place, simply amazing!!!!

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The first church in Colonia . It has the typical Portuguese base and later Spanish additions . This is a must see in Colonia

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The Plaza de Armas is the central area in town with some very interesting little shops and resturants as well as lots of history. Visited during an NCL walking tour and had a fantastic local lunch. Most of the history is within walking distance of...More

Thank DonDory
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The church is simple inside but with statues and features covering a number of years. An opportunity to stop and collect your thoughts

Thank sandratylerhaywood1
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