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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
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
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.
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
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