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Basilica Del Sanctísimo Sacramento (basilica Of The Holy Sacrament) - Historical Building Colonia del Sacramento - Uruguay

Originally built in 1680, Basilica del Sanctísimo Sacramento is the oldest church in all of Uruguay. The first church was built out of straw and mud and suffered repeated attacks and reconstructions over the duration of the dispute between Portugal and Spain. The current building maintains the original Portuguese design of one single nave, and the stone and brick walls date back to 1808. The façade and bell tower with tiled cupolas were restored in 1957. Guided tours of the church and its gardens (otherwise closed to the public) are offered in Spanish on Fridays and Saturdays. The tours feature light and sound; tickets are available at the entrance to the Basilica for $2.

Vasconcellos between Av. Gral. Flores and 18 de Julio
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Historical Building Types:
Churches, Colonial architecture

Relative price: Free

Here are other activities in and around Colonia del Sacramento that may be of interest: Plaza de Toros , Ruinas Del Convento De San Francisco And The Lighthouse and Portón De Campo.

By Claudia Pesce

Claudia Pesce was born in Buenos Aires, but started traveling shortly after her first birthday. Upon returning to Argentina at...

03 May 2011

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