Iglesia Candelaria, Punta del Este

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Maldonado Department
Visit a church in one of the older sections of the city at Iglesia Candelaria. This small blue church features warm, bright colors that match the church’s welcoming atmosphere. A simple bell tower rises from the church's roof. Head inside to view a humble church interior with simple paintings and statues decorating the walls. Catholic travelers can stop by for mass, though the church fills up fast, so make plans to arrive early. A visit to Iglesia Candelaria represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Punta del Este trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful colonial church. Its simplicity and austerity contrasts with the opulence of Punta del Este. Is located in one of the more ancient and more cute of the peninsula, just steps from the sea.
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  • We take q we were taking pictures of the lighthouse, q lies on the other side of the square, and we entered the Church p do a prayer and thank the pleasant journey q we were doing ... small church, with smell of closed ... but worth the visit and the time q there we experience ...
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  • Simple, traditional church in Punta del Este. We were walking around town when we saw and we decided to meet.
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