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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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  • The Church is very well preserved, is located in the Plaza de Armas, to its around are various shops and restaurants
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  • A church started by the Portuguese continued by the Spanish, very our and very well preserved
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  • Don't forget to visit it. Is very small and is very well maintained. To the side there is a crib that can be visited free of charge. Them Sunday by the morning dan mass.
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