Capilla San Benito, Colonia del Sacramento

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Be charmed by Capilla San Benito, a picturesque church from Uruguay’s colonial period, constructed entirely out of clay, adobe, and stone. Inaugurated in 1761, the church performed its first baptism in that same year. Its strategic geographical location meant that it was used during battles as a defensive artillery outpost. Located a fair distance from the city center, you may not find much to appreciate in the sparse church, unless you have an interest in local and religious history. By using our Colonia del Sacramento tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Capilla San Benito and other attractions in Colonia del Sacramento.
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  • To go reaching already the vision takes you to oros times. simple and cozy. Up to the light, which we get to open one of its windows, gave him a special character.
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  • His eyes struck me, San Benito de Palermo struck me. the beautiful, historic, stately Chapel...
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  • We visited this small church because it was next to the hotel that we stayed. Don't have many attractions. For those who like to visit churches worth the ride.
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  • It is a very simple Chapel, it was open to the public, but there was no one, not even the parish priest. Also called the chapel of the black priest according to the locals...
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  • It is a place to find itself and go out with much peace...
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  • Small and charming is still little visited by tourists. Inaugurated in 1761 is the oldest preserved Church in the country.
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  • Cute, but no one or many posters there was no respect your history.
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  • This very nice and quiet
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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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