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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  • I rented a golf cart and took a walk with my family to meet the younger side of the city. I like churches, we went there to take a look and it was a good surprise, because the place has history! It is noticeable! Quiet location and well maintained, but outside the historic circuit, which is concentrated in the old town. Worth the rent of the stand and the back to the Chapel.
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  • You are excited to visit her. Its conservation is striking. Invited to the gathering and to imagine several centuries ago.
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  • This remote from the Center historical, the met to the return of the square of bulls, were with auto. It is very dark, illuminated by the light coming through the windows. His condition is not very good.
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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.