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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  • August 11, 2017
    This enclosure is one very old, while retaining all the characteristics of that time, place that you can not see the historical and cultural content that will make you travel a little in time to an era where it seems that life was a little more simple, away from today's Modernisms.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Basilica where your towers can be seen from anywhere in the old town, inside it smells of history but is a Catholic Church more
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  • August 3, 2017
    A place of peace. Simple and warm, without stridency, typical colonial church very well preserved, very white, small, according to the architecture of the place.
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  • May 15, 2017
    Despite the fact that Colonia is a beautiful city and a cultural patrimony, this church requires maintenance.
  • September 4, 2016
    Wonderful church in this former Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento. Worth the first visit.
  • December 3, 2016
    Nice church with good night illumination at the entrance door for pictures
  • August 23, 2016
    excellent place. so much to learn.
  • November 21, 2015
    A small but beautiful church in the middle of the Colonial town. You can visit inside for free.

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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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