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. 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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  • August 11, 2017
    To go reaching already the vision takes you to oros times. simple and cozy. Up to the light, which we get to open one of its windows, gave him a special character.
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  • July 23, 2017
    His eyes struck me, San Benito de Palermo struck me. the beautiful, historic, stately Chapel...
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  • July 6, 2017
    We visited this small church because it was next to the hotel that we stayed. Don't have many attractions. For those who like to visit churches worth the ride.
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  • April 16, 2017
    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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  • February 12, 2017
    It is a place to find itself and go out with much peace...
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  • April 8, 2016
    Small and charming is still little visited by tourists. Inaugurated in 1761 is the oldest preserved Church in the country.
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  • December 12, 2016
    Cute, but no one or many posters there was no respect your history.
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  • February 26, 2017
    This very nice and quiet
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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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