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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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  • If you are walking through the historical centre, be sure to visit. A simple Church, but extremely pleasant. Allows you some moments of peace, reflection and serenity amid the sidewalk.
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  • It is a quiet and simple Church of the colony which was very beautiful after the last restoration. It is located in the historic center and also has some historical art objects to see learning something of the history of the place.
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  • The invasoes made the Church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The result pleased me.
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