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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  • Just caught an eye on it, on my way to the historic city by urban bus. Found the place beautiful. Next time I will drop off the bus and have a proper look.  more »
  • A picturesque church from colonial times (with a palm tree to complete the picture). It doesn;t have much to offer inside though.  more »
  • This is the 3rd Monastery of São Bento that I've visited, all of them are unique and beautiful in its own way.  more »
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  • 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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  • It is a place to find itself and go out with much peace...
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  • Cute, but no one or many posters there was no respect your history.
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  • Small and charming is still little visited by tourists. Inaugurated in 1761 is the oldest preserved Church in the country.
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  • This very nice and quiet
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