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Lovely In Its Simplicity

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan0001
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Scarborough, Maine
Great little church

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

Reviewed 19 June 2018
brentling
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NZ
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dan0001
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank brentling
Reviewed 16 May 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

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 8 March 2018

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

Thank R_A617
Reviewed 17 February 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

Thank HCovik
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 7 December 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

Thank peppermint
Reviewed 27 November 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.

Thank Rob13501
Reviewed 13 September 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 1 August 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

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