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. Make Convento de San Francisco part of your personalized Colonia del Sacramento itinerary using our Colonia del Sacramento itinerary maker.
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  • The lighthouse, which has 27 metres and 118 steps, was built on the ruins of the convent of Saint Francis Xavier and opened in 1857. It is located in the Plaza Mayor. Operation: every day (closed during lunch, between 12:45 and 14:30) value: 25 Uruguayan pesos for people (2.77 dollars) Tip: only children over 8 years old can climb, and accompanied by the parents. The stairs are narrow and winding, so you better not be wearing a skirt or dress. Do you often have to queue up. 
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  • in town historic Cologne emerges this church located next to that would be the square typical of a Spanish colony, invited to go and see how he prayed at the time.
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  • The Convent was part of our overall NCL tour of Colonia Del Sacramento. The History of this area is very well preserved and we walked for about 2hrs around the town. Roads are a mix of cobblestone and...  more »
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  • Very cute
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  • A good church with a good history
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  • Lovely place, medieval streets, the convent, simple, and surprised, by its antiquity, one feels in the Middle evo! there are q again!
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  • It breathes history. The required place to visit during the walk along San Telmo
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  • very beautiful
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