Capilla San Benito, Colonia del Sacramento
(3.1/5 based on 110+ 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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  • Not is in the center of the city but is worth the penalty away is to see it, is so small as beautiful. A reminder of those who were before us.
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  • The capilla is cute, but you need to get out of the historical town centre of Cologne, and this output is not worth it, unless you're with time to spare.
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  • Very old church, construction already very precarious. Intel says it is the first Church of Uruguay. It is worth renting a golf cart to be able to go to this church and plaza de toros, who are far from the Centre of Cologne.
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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.