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Address: Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of...

Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.

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NIce and simple inside and interesting.

The current church is simple inside and quite dignified. We liked it. Not like most churches with lots of adornments. This one is elegantly simple and enjoyable to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 8, 2016
Ray G
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Salamanca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen a lot of churches, and this one is one of my favorits. It is small, but really calm somehow and also the light is perfect. Great to stop by and spend a few minutes.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the center of the town. The interior is very plain, so it only takes a few minutes to look around.

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Hellerup, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small church with very little artwork and you have seen it in 2 minutes. It is prominently located in town, so hard to miss.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is great because there are many churches that are not open to the public but this one was. It was good to come and see while were were in Colonia

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

There's nothing particularly special about this functioning church except, perhaps, its historical significance. It's worth a look, especially to see if there are any concerts. We were fortunate to be in town for a wonderful performance by students at the local music school.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

The current church is simple inside and quite dignified. We liked it. Not like most churches with lots of adornments. This one is elegantly simple and enjoyable to be inside.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

The church has taken a battering in the course of its history but the interior has a simple dignity. When we visited the nave was filled with airial artworks which worked well against the white walls and ceiling. There are few painting or pieces of any antiquity in the church but it is a pleasant place to visit.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament has undergone some reforms that removed some unique characteristics, being reformed in 1970 to the current state. It should be visited for its historical importance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Small church with a great Christmas Crib. Very pretty from the outside but poorly decorated inside excepting the important crib!!

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Sussex. UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Worth looking round being the oldest Church in South America. It was free entry.....didn't take long! It's opposite El Drugstore.

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