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Historic Religious Circuit - City Walk Nueva Helvecia - Uruguay

Nueva Helvecia was founded by immigrants who sought a better life and a place where they could practice their faith freely. The historic religious circuit is comprised of several Catholic and Protestant places of worship. The Evangelical Chapel, built in 1863, was the first of these sites and was shared by both Evangelicals and Catholics, as well as the first school in Nueva Helvecia. The larger Evangelical Temple is merely a few steps away, and beside the latter, lies the Evangelical Cemetery, filled with tombstones bearing names of Swiss, German or Austrian descent. The lovely Sch├Ânstatt Sanctuary was built as an exact replica of the original found in Vallendar, Germany. The impressive Catholic Church is located across from the Plaza de los Fundadores, and a few blocks from there, the more modest Adventist Temple. For a town that is so small, it has more than its fair share of religious sites, which makes Nueva Helvecia a true testament to the spirit of religious tolerance.

Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay

City Walk

Relative price: Free

By Claudia Pesce

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

08 Jun 2011

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