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Modest but Charming!

If the visitor is looking for a spectacular architectural interior design with golden and marble... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2014
Chino Hills, California
Something different

It was so nice to see a church that is plain after the excessive wealth being displayed in many of... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2014
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Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
Plaza de Armas, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

If the visitor is looking for a spectacular architectural interior design with golden and marble arches, impressive masterpieces, etc.,The Church of the Sacred Sacrament does not qualify for all of the above. La Iglesia Matriz is modest and charming.

Thank AMISTAD144
Reviewed 7 February 2014

It was so nice to see a church that is plain after the excessive wealth being displayed in many of the churches and cathedrals throughout South America. Oldest church in Uruguay. Sit down and contemplate the simple way the church is laid out and let...More

1  Thank ichibanwanderer
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

As far as Latin American churches go this one is quite plain. Reasonable old it may be, it is only rustic though and in no way spectacular. It's just like Colonia...average!

Thank david h
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I had the opportunity to see/ attend the Sunday Mass, with the Priest from Buenos Aires, and local people. Nice mass, a lot of peace, and good words. Make me feel soooo good .

Thank DeniseSP2012
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Although it is not spectacular, it is worth a visit. It is a piece of the conflicting Colonia past. The church is well maintained and is located in a very pleasant part of the city.

Thank Robby2012
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Nice outdoor views, especially when the light shines through the bell towers, but the inside is very plain, not ornate in any way.

Thank marquestra
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This Basilica looks more impressive from the outside with its twin towers and onion shaped domes; clock face and bell. As Uruguay’s oldest church it has been wholly rebuilt twice and is adjacent to Plaza de Armas. As most of the historical buildings are mostly...More

Thank Globebugs
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This church has stood in Colonia since the C16th, and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. The Portuguese built in brick and the Spanish built in stone. Inside the layout is simple and authentic and the acoustics are good. Lovely place. We had lunch...More

Thank TassieDi
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Dissapointing as all the fresos and paintings are gone and the church is practically empty of everything. Must have been beatiful in the past.

Thank Romanbiker
Reviewed 10 January 2013

the way it still stands........the old part which is 16th centuary and the door sure is still a couple of hundreds of years old...the location in the centre of the citadel

1  Thank Sparkie09
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