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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  • A very nice church in Colonia where you would find quietness and peace if you need a moment of silence. it's right in the center of the town, there is a park outside of church which offers good meetin...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Since the lighthouse sorta protrudes from the ruins, they can't be missed and they add on unusual look to the lighthouse.  more »
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  • 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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  • It is becoming a very important restoration.
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  • Cute place.
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  • Very beautiful place with lots of history.
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  • Very nice
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