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Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento: Tours & Tickets

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Calle Vasconcellos | Centro Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a parish church. While its roots go back to 1680 the present church was consecrated in 1810. The original niche containing the blessed sacrament was recovered during renovations in the 1950’s.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

This church is not elaborately decorated. It has a felling of serenity and the music is a nice touch.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

An old church worth a peek. It is fairly plain, but has some interesting features. It also gave our muslim colleague a place for her to do her evening prayer. There is also a painter that has a small studio outside, to the right back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

The basilica is on a 17th-century site and was completely rebuilt twice but it is still considered one of the oldest churches in Uruguay by locals. Also called Matriz Church, the official name of the church is the Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. The church’s history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Lovely small church with heritage and history. The Santos are worthy of note ... front right and back right corner is a real wonder of carving. - Q-trip: retreat across the street to el Drug Store for a Capp in the sun on the street.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed June 28, 2018

A gorgeous church with a simple unadorned interior and a lovely calming vibe. A lovely change after the many overdone churches I had seen

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This church is cool, as it so simple in it's presence. A great place to contemplate, and seeing the photos reminds me of the beauty in it's simplicity.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank brentling
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This basilica is quite spectacular and well kept. I visited in January, so the nativity was still on display as it was Epiphany. Also saw the inside, which was quite remarkable. Overall, I thought this was the best sight/attraction in the town of Colonia del...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed March 28, 2018

The Basilica has a most unusual altar feature for its time and even now; an back lit semi-circular alcove that features a very large monstrance (receptacle for displaying the Sacred Host or Blessed Sacrament). There are many statues of the Virgin and saints. The outside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This church is already a few hundred years old but is still well preserved. Although the interior is simple, there is a column which is original. Free entrance and worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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