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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  • It is very cute. It is the only thing to see in the surrounding area, but not too far away is the Plaza de Toros, recommended if you go with own vehicle, including bicycling, distances are not long, but to walk to see only the chapel.
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  • Hood is something remote, is very cute, worse it seems tiny and picturesque that should have more it history of this Chapel
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  • In June 1761, Pedro de Cevallos starts the fourth military site of Colonia, which called it "Real" in honor of King Charles III of Bourbon, owner of the land, and "San Carlos" because the troops were devout Catholicism. Cevallos, thinking that the Spaniards should keep your religion, sent his soldiers and Indians build a church. The chapel in principle called "Capilla de San Carlos" and then "San Benito" in honor to San Benito of Palermo conhcido more like El Santo Negro. Address: Rua Coronel Lorenzo Latorre, Real de San Carlos
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  • The oldest church in Uruguay. Modest, but bella the picture of the Holy.
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  • Pequena e charmosa ainda é pouco visitada pelos turistas. Inaugurada em 1761 é a igreja mais antiga preservada no país.