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Beautiful Church in Colonia

Very beautiful church in the old two of Colonia. Nice architecture both inside and outside. A lot... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
MichaelO177
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Murphy, Texas
Lovely In Its Simplicity

Loved the inside of this church a simple but stunning alter area. There is an awesome cross... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Dan0001
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Scarborough, Maine
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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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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Very beautiful church in the old two of Colonia. Nice architecture both inside and outside. A lot of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Loved the inside of this church a simple but stunning alter area. There is an awesome cross sculpture outside in metal that is both modern and yet in character to the whole.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dan0001
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a great little church, simple but still really great to visit. Spend a moment inside and enjoy!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brentling
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This charming church on the square is steeped in history. It is the Basilica dedicated to the Holy Sacrament. The parish dates back to the 1600s but the church was destroyed various times . The present church dates back to 1810 . Lots of statues...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Dating from the 17th century in Portuguese style this is Uruguay's oldest church. Whitewashed and plain, but very attractive in its simplicity.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

From the inside it's smaller than it looks from the outside. It's relatively simple. It's a landmark right off the small shade tree covered square, next to some fairly recently dug-up historical colonial foundations. Anyway, it compliments and amplifies the historical elements of what is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely well kept 17th century church. Some nice religious displays inside the church. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

As with most places in Colonia, it's a very pretty church and even more peaceful than the streets! The sun was pretty much at its hottest so was a respite from the heat and a lovely place to just sit and contemplate

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank peppermint
Reviewed November 27, 2017

This would have been better if it included a guided tour. There was some old art on the walls, some of it from the 1700s, and perhaps 1600s. The alter was beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rob13501
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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