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“Old Colonial Church”
Review of Iglesia Matriz

Iglesia Matriz
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Owner description: Strikingly stark and simple in design, this 17th-century church is one of the oldest in Uruguay.
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This would have been better if it included a guided tour. There was some old art on the walls, some of it from the 1700s, and perhaps 1600s. The alter was beautiful.

Thank Rob13501
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Here and all around Colonia. Do a guided tour to really get to know the history otherwise you can easily Google it.

Thank JCasNYC
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The church seems to go by a number of different names, but it sits in the heart of the old town and is definitely a highlight to visit. It seems to be open all day and into the evening, which is useful. Both the exterior and interior are rather plain and don't have the decor normally expected in South American churches, but there are artefacts to see none the less.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

The photo that I have included in this review has turned my life around. Never would I have thought that a small town like Colonia would lead me back to the Good Lord and His Mercy. I have been #blessed by this site.

Thank Emmary R
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The oldest church in the city. It dates from 1680. Of course, this is not the original one which was small and unpretentious. The present church dates back to 1810.

Some 40 years ago it underwent a serious restoration, including a conceptual refurbishment.

A World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Next to the Plaza Mayor in the Historic Centre.

Thank Betty P
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