Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento

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One of the highlights of the World Heritage-listed city center, Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento dates back to the 17th century, when the site was occupied by a more humble building made of mud. The pair of main towers possesses colonial-era rusticity, with the whitewashed walls adding much to this effect. The history of the church is detailed in the main building, while the neatly restored interior creates an atmosphere of contemplation and spirituality, harking back to the town's colonial past. To visit Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento and other attractions in Colonia del Sacramento, use our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder.
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  • is a church very simple, but very pretty. has beautiful images and a very beautiful altar, too. When I visited her, being around the Christmas season, there was a magnificent crib. the location is very central, so it's way to other attractions.
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  • Yes, it is worth touring this small basilica to learn a little of the history. You have very nice images as well as sculptures. Very nice. Soon your travel demand.
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  • The current basilica was built in 1808, in Portuguese style, the same place where was the first Church in the city, 17TH century. The interior is simple, with a single nave. This Basilica was mentioned in the travel diaries of Charles Darwin.
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  • Wonderful church in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento. Worth the first visit.
  • Tiny and pretty cathedral with great history
  • excellent place. so much to learn.
  • A small but beautiful church in the middle of the Colonial town. You can visit inside for free.
  • Although it is not a Cathedral (the seat of the diosesis is in Mercedes) is one of the oldest churches of the Uruguay. It is small, built in stone. It contains some very beautiful religious images.
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