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Iglesia Matriz

Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Quirky

This was right across the square from where we had lunch, so it was an easy decision to stop in... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
dskid
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Overland Park, Kansas
As the oldest church in Uruguay its quite plain but very historical

Twin tower white exterior dominates Plaza de Armas The white colour scheme continues into the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest church” (14 reviews)
“pretty church” (2 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 25 March 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

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Reviewed 22 March 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

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Vanessa L
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Reviewed 14 March 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

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Reviewed 13 March 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

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This church was very quiet, peaceful and not particularly ornate. It was simple and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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Reviewed 21 November 2016

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

Thank JrnyJunkie
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Reviewed 21 August 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.

Thank JLC-1972
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