Capilla San Benito, Colonia del Sacramento

(3.2/5 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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  • The Chapel is interesting, but it's out of hand, especially for those who are not by car. We went down there because we had time to see also the Plaza de toros and the old wooden pier. Thanks to meet, but it's not so special or must-see.
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  • Not all of the monument is a masterpiece of architecture and it is not this chapel which, however, is beautiful in its minimum dimensions and full of history as the old town of Cologne.
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  • This chapel has a beautiful job of maintenance. It is very nice the work that there are back for children and youth with disabilities.
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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.