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Iglesia Matriz, Colonia del Sacramento

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • On the tour, we went through it and the account tab to your story. Interesting ride. Worth the visit.
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  • Stripped and beautiful. Its façade and its gateway for photos. inside parts of the old buildings can be seen.
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  • S of those typical places of an ancient city as colony of the sacrament (old part of the city), is the place that you can not miss with its culture and historical. At night it looks imposing and beautiful lighting makes that it looks like an image of the past.
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In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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