Convento de San Francisco, Colonia del Sacramento

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The remains of a colonial-era convent, Convento de San Francisco features stone walls dating back to the 17th century. Originally dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus, the convent was destroyed by fire in the 18th century. Wander the grounds to get a feel for what the building looked like before its destruction, or ascend the steps of a 19th-century, 34 m (111 ft) lighthouse for a panoramic view of Colonia. Plan a Colonia del Sacramento trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Might wanna have a guide and tell you about the whole history of Colonia. Nice church near the coast. Not as fancy as churches in chile or Argentina but still nice  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    In this convent you can see several paintings of the 17TH century, as well as sculptures. Place that can be appreciated by its historical value
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  • August 14, 2017
    This place is part of the obligatory tour that you will do for this beautiful city when you visit it. Part of the old town you moved to an old age where it shows that it has been made an effort to keep all in an excellent condition.
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  • May 1, 2017
    An architectural jewel and spiritual in the historic Plaza de Mayo. It emanates a special mysticism. A classic of Bella Baires
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  • June 13, 2017
    It is becoming a very important restoration.
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  • January 14, 2017
    Cute place.
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  • February 22, 2017
    Very beautiful place with lots of history.
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  • September 15, 2015
    Lovely place, medieval streets, the convent, simple, and surprised, by its antiquity, one feels in the Middle evo! there are back!
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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

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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