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A peace of history connecting Uruguay and Argentina

This place was in fact used by care people who came from across the river (Argentina... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Mario T
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Very well tended ruins from a jesuit mission

The ruins are very well tended, with a nice multimedia introduction in a new building with a very... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
TheGrumbler
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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 Oct 2017
“Atmospheric stop”
27 Jun 2017
“Beautiful stop -”
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Estancia de Belén,ruinas jesuíticas,siglo XVIII ,capilla en estado original mas antigua del Uruguay
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Ruta 21,camino Juan de San Martin | a 16 km de Carmelo y 80 de Colonia del Sacramento, Carmelo 70100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Enjoy a walk around the ruins and observe the large range of bird life. Good stop before Carmelo with Museum open in afternoons.

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

These ruins were striking and very interesting as was the little museum on site. What I most remember, though, were the numbers and varieties of birds on and around the ruins. It is certainly worth a visit?

Thank marketmom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place was in fact used by care people who came from across the river (Argentina).. Construction is very old and has suffer from destruction. There is now a dedicated organization to conserve this historic location. Please respect the security lines and avoid stepping into...More

Thank Mario T
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The ruins are very well tended, with a nice multimedia introduction in a new building with a very nice person attending to it. The ruins are very well signalled with plenty of information.

Thank TheGrumbler
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I loved how peaceful it felt to walk around the proposed historic site. You can tell that an effort was and is still made to preserve and find out more about the place and its origins. The lime kilns and the chapel are beautiful, even...More

1  Thank ForeverTravelers2014
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Jesuit ruins and delightful grounds - this may sound rather trivial but it is a peaceful place where one may catch a glimpse of how things were a couple of hundred years ago. Stroll around, relax under a tree in the garden, listen to the...More

Thank Eimaer
Reviewed 23 March 2013

It was pouring rain when I took the narrow road that led 4 kms from the main freeway on to the Calera de las Huerfanas..had no idea of how the place looked like, it is an area that has pretty well kept Jesuit church structure...More

2  Thank Latitude33
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