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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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  • Impressive despite its simplicity, which just makes it unique, if you go to Cologne you can not miss it.
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  • We know the Iglesia Matriz de Cologne when we went to Mass on Sunday. To whom it may concern, the mass on this day are at 11:15 and 8:00 pm.
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  • Is on the main square of the colony. It's simple, no luxury or external beauty. But the landscape of the beautiful tree lined square and with that elusive romantic mood.
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