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Iglesia Matriz, Colonia del Sacramento
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Strikingly simple yet unmistakably elegant, Iglesia Matriz remains one of Uruguay's oldest churches. Part of the city's World Heritage-listed historical quarter, the structure features two bell towers and serves as the centerpiece of Plaza de Armas. Originally built in 1680 by the Portuguese, the church was reconstructed twice under Spanish rule. Inside, stark white arches boast a distinctly Portuguese flair and rows of dark pews face a modest altar. The protagonist of many postcards, the church is worth a stop for a quick photo and a look inside. Use our Colonia del Sacramento vacation trip planner to add Iglesia Matriz and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento vacation plans.
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  • A structure says see. In its interior you can gaze across its colonial era. It maintains its style.
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  • Church linda and bucolic Valley meet the cultural history of the city that was declared by UNESCO in 1995.
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  • I'm ceremonial and therefore suspect. There was the time I was a little lady doing wedding décor and had that day.
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