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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  • Dating from the 17th century in Portuguese style this is Uruguay's oldest church. Whitewashed and plain, but very attractive in its simplicity.  more »
  • For the believer, ideal to make a pause in activity, and spend 10 minutes with Jesus. The peace of the place invades us quickly.
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  • Very special: place full of history and art. The very inspiring estiloes. The religious service was deep and heartfelt. Highly recommended.
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