Capilla San Benito, Colonia del Sacramento

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. With our world travel planner, Colonia del Sacramento attractions like Capilla San Benito can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Located near the Plaza de Toros and about 5 km from the old town of Cologne. Ideal for those who enjoy history. Simple, small and very picturesque. With my partner we rented some bikes and after crossing the Rambla arrived at the chapel. Beautiful.
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  • It is near the Plaza de Toros, it is a visit that is worth if you go to the area. We rented a golf cart and took the opportunity to tour the city, this whole fence. The Chapel is very simple, but that is precisely what makes it cozy.
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  • This Chapel is well worth a visit. Located near the plaza de toros it is cozy and simple, takes us back to the religious settlement.
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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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