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. Add Iglesia Matriz to your Colonia del Sacramento travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • A pretty church and worth a look inside (especially as it's nice and cool), just inside the door to the left is, a display area which is quite interesting to look at, kind of papier mache caves and... 
    A pretty church and worth a look inside (especially as it's nice and cool), just inside the door to the left is, a display area which is quite interesting to look at, kind of papier mache caves and...  more »
  • During a walking tour of Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I visited this charming church in the heart of this historic city. During the tour, I learned that Iglesia Matriz is Uruguay’s oldest... 
    During a walking tour of Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I visited this charming church in the heart of this historic city. During the tour, I learned that Iglesia Matriz is Uruguay’s oldest...  more »
  • The church is simple and absolutely beautiful. You cannot miss it because it is right in the middle of the old centre. 
    The church is simple and absolutely beautiful. You cannot miss it because it is right in the middle of the old centre.  more »

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