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Convento de San Francisco

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Alot of history here.

Might wanna have a guide and tell you about the whole history of Colonia. Nice church near the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
New York City, New York
via mobile
Nice church

A very nice church in Colonia where you would find quietness and peace if you need a moment of... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
San Jose
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Visitors can view the ruins of one of the city’s oldest buildings, this late 17th-century convent.
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“lighthouse” (5 reviews)
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Might wanna have a guide and tell you about the whole history of Colonia. Nice church near the coast. Not as fancy as churches in chile or Argentina but still nice

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A very nice church in Colonia where you would find quietness and peace if you need a moment of silence. it's right in the center of the town, there is a park outside of church which offers good meeting point also relaxation or just people...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Convent was part of our overall NCL tour of Colonia Del Sacramento. The History of this area is very well preserved and we walked for about 2hrs around the town. Roads are a mix of cobblestone and broken pavement so wear good walking shoes....More

Thank DonDory
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Since the lighthouse sorta protrudes from the ruins, they can't be missed and they add on unusual look to the lighthouse.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Colonia del Sacramento was a most interesting place with excellent history in a very well maintained small town.The convent was a good example of many intersting buildings. It was safe, the people were friendly and very easy to get around.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The ruins of the convent of San Francisco date back to the 17th century but only stood for 10 years before being destroyed by fire. Walk around the ruins of thick stone walls or climb to the top of the lighthouse to view the ruins...More

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This place was a hoot! If you visit the lighthouse, you won't miss these ruins nearby. They are fabulous fun, even on a rainy gloomy day. I recommend you set aside 5-10 seconds of your day just towards this attraction.

Thank KindaAF
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The lighthouse is the highest point in the town and it sits above the ruins of the convent which is essentially two brick walls. The convent was built in 1694 and destroyed by fire in 1704. The lighthouse commenced in 1845 and was finally finished...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

They still had the nativity in place when we visited which was quite magical but be careful when going down the stairs into the nave as it's very dark and has low ceilings Some great stained glass windows and the convent has a very peaceful...More

Thank Explorergte
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Located in front of the lighthouse. Original ruins of a Portuguese convent. In the center square as you enter the old town. Do stop and look at the other old building surrounding the square.

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