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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  • October 3, 2017
    The Church matrix are images from the times of the colony, that is worth knowing and admire.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Beautiful colonial church built in the Centre of Cologne, wonderful to visit and thank God to visit this beautiful place again and again
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  • September 23, 2017
    Church in the old town of colonia de sacramento, simple and at the same time beautiful inside and out, time to thank God for another trip.
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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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