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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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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  • The original church dating to 1680 was constructed of mud. The present church dates back to 1808/1810, when it was built according to plans by Tomás Toribio. Soon after its construction a lightning st...  more »
  • I loved the playful yet worshipful combination of art and spirit in this beautiful building. It is worth taking a few minutes whilst strolling through Colonia just to enjoy a quiet time of repose and ...  more »
  • This little church is located just in-town and was a quick visit during our NCL Tour of Colonia del Sacramento. The town is a history UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a history buffs dream town as ...  more »
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  • Despite the fact that Colonia is a beautiful city and a cultural patrimony, this church requires maintenance.
  • Wonderful church in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento. Worth the first visit.
  • Nice church with good night illumination at the entrance door for pictures
  • excellent place. so much to learn.
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