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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  • The Church of la Candelaria is a simple Catholic Church very picturesque indeed but has nothing out of the ordinary. It is a must-see because it is in the same place of the lighthouse of Punta del este. It is only to pass by car and see it.
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  • Very nice square to walk around with two lighthouse close to the church. The church is very simple, small , but well build. Very silent, nice to have a pray in between all the visits.  more »
  • It's a small church, very modern and neat in the oldest part of the península de Punta del Este. It's in a corner of a beautiful old plaza where there´s also the Punta del Este Lighthouse. The church ...  more »

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