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Convento de San Francisco

Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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  • jonahNJ
    jonahNJ
    New Jersey
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    Ruins of 17th Century Convent

    While visiting the lighthouse in Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I were also fascinated by the adjacent ruins of the 17th century convent. During our visit, we learned that the convent was built i...

    Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020
  • IN_Travelers47906
    IN_Travelers47906
    West Lafayette, Indiana
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    Ruins to Pass through on Your Way to the Lighthouse

    Ruins situated at the base of the lighthouse. Not enough remaining to identify it as a convent, although they do offer some photo ops.

    Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020
  • midwaytoheaven
    midwaytoheaven
    Midway,Utah
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    In the Shadow of the del Sacramento Lighthouse

    Not much remains of the ruins of the old Portuguese Convent that once stood here. The convent was built back in 1694 but only operated for about 10 years before a fire razed the convent in 1704. B...

    Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020
  • ElenaP2205
    ElenaP2205
    Rome, Italy
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    interesting ruins

    The ruins are interesting to be seen, even that it is not so much left from what it should be a convent.

    Reviewed on 25 Dec 2019
  • Terrance M
    Terrance M
    niagara falls
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    UNTOUCHED FOR CENTURIES

    There is little left of the convent. Part of it abuts the lighthouse. Built in the late 17th c, a fire consumed the structure in the 18th c. Its walls are thick, around a meter wide. The contrast with...

    Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

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