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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  • Are the ruins of what was once a convent. But it is an interesting site and must in Colonia. Get behind the headlight.
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  • Excellent construction with a beautiful bell tower and its interior exudes peace and tranquility incredible within the ancient walls.
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  • Small church with a beautiful Interior - must - see despite a detour before going to the plaza de toros
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