Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento
(4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Bella by her where you look, its simplicity makes this place a symbol of peace. For Christmas they do a beautiful view Manger.
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  • This is a pretty Basilica on a pretty square. Inside it is plain but for some reason quite atmospheric. The good thing is you do not need to pay to get in, unlike some other South American Churches 
  • On a Friday afternoon, the Church was open to visitors, with a small shop of religious items to the side, where two ladies met with smiles. The Church is very pretty and super cool environment that afternoon.
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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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