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Review of Iglesia Matriz

Iglesia Matriz
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Owner description: Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Dissapointing as all the fresos and paintings are gone and the church is practically empty of everything. Must have been beatiful in the past.

Thank Romanbiker
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

the way it still stands........the old part which is 16th centuary and the door sure is still a couple of hundreds of years old...the location in the centre of the citadel

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This church is off of a cute plaza with nice places to stop for a drink. The establishment on the corner has live music and it makes for a lighthearted atmosphere. I liked this church and its simple design-building of the original church on this site started in 1680 and had the distinction of being the oldest in Uruguay.

Thank namchegompa
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

One of the must see places on our walking tour of Colonia this simple church was extremely peaceful and a welcome respite from the crowds outside. It is apparently the oldest church in Uruguay dating back to 1610 and was even mentioned by Charles Darwin. It seemed strange to have so little art or decoration inside but that was part of its charm. The two bell towers make it a point of reference as you stroll round town. This church is also called Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

Thank elsiek
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stricking in its simplicity. Beautiful church, inside and out. Absolutely worth the visit and you want to just sit there and enjoy the peace it brings.

Thank CarolleT
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