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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  • It's not a convent. Are the ruins of what was once a convent. If you plan to visit a convent, don't go. If you like ruins and history, will like. Is "on foot" the lighthouse of Colonia del Sacramento.
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  • The ruins are located next to the Lighthouse, are the ancient ruins of the convent, so you won't see much, just your background, but it is interesting to imagine what it was like to build in the past.
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  • I went to mass on December 31, very good, the father with much warmth gave his sermon, with live music presented by nuns singing with guitars, place a must-see historic beauty, with a beautiful panels and a baby Jesus in the good altar.muy mass.
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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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