Capilla San Benito, Colonia del Sacramento

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3.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • The chapel of San benito is not far from the Real de San Carlos and is small and very old, in 1761, when the Spaniards from the Real de San Carlos besieged the city of Cologne to take it from the Portuguese. It has very wide, adobe, 80 cm thick walls. The image of San benito, is a black Saint, since he came from Sicily, Moorish and Catholic parents. The miracle of rain, is credited to which it is pulled in procession and reported us guide, until they buried him sometimes to make rain
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  • The Church, very rural is typical of the early emergence of Cologne She has an ancient and characteristic construction of the Christian Catholic chapels in this region
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  • Old church and distant from the Centre, but paying off meet the simplicity of the site. Considered, according to the Guidebook, one of the oldest in South America. There is frame that represents grace reached by the faithful and represented by objects.
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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.
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