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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Nice church

The church seems to go by a number of different names, but it sits in the heart of the old town and... read more

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Reviewed 8 July 2017
Emmary R
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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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Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The photo that I have included in this review has turned my life around. Never would I have thought that a small town like Colonia would lead me back to the Good Lord and His Mercy. I have been #blessed by this site.

Thank Emmary R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The oldest church in the city. It dates from 1680. Of course, this is not the original one which was small and unpretentious. The present church dates back to 1810. Some 40 years ago it underwent a serious restoration, including a conceptual refurbishment. A World...More

Thank Betilu
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

1  Thank dskid
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

1  Thank Darrel J
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
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

Thank PepePitMD
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

Thank DonDory
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Thank sandratylerhaywood1
Reviewed 10 December 2016

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

Thank scvrose
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