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Religious Places Tour in Montevideo (Self Guided), Montevideo

Religion in Uruguay is separate from the state. More than sixty percent are Roman Catholics and the rest are members of different religious groups. Montevideo has beautiful churches that represent different confections and different architectural elements from the periods during which they were built. Take this tour to discover the beauty of religious sites in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Religious Places Tour in Montevideo Map

Guide Name: Religious Places Tour in Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo (See other walking tours in Montevideo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Templo Ingles
  • Cemeterio Central
  • Colegio de Sagrada Corazon Seminario
  • Iglesia y Convento de los Capuchinos
  • The Methodist Church in Uruguay
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Paroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
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Iglesia de San Francisco

1) Iglesia de San Francisco

The architect of the Iglesia de San Francisco is Victor Rabu. He proposed the project of four chapels between the buttresses with rose windows and classical facades. It is a Catholic church that was, at that time, the highest point in the city, due to the church tower.
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Metropolitan Cathedral

2) Metropolitan Cathedral (must see)

The Metropolitan Cathedral represents the main Catholic Church in Montevideo. It dates back to 1740 and is located in Ciudad Vieja. It was consacrated in 1804. It has two clocks located in the towers at 40 meters high. In this church, Pope Juan Pablo II sustained a mass and two pieces of furniture made especially for him; they remained as a symbol of his presence.
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Templo Ingles

3) Templo Ingles

By the 1840s, Samuel Fisher Lafone had the initiative to build the Templo Ingles in Montevideo, which was opened in the Cubo del Sur, opposite to where its replica stands today. The Anglican Church of Montevideo, whose foundation stone was laid on January 1, 1844, was the first Protestant church built in Latin America. The temple was demolished in 1934 due to the works of the South Esplanade, which erected a replica at the current location in 1936.
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Cemeterio Central

4) Cemeterio Central

Central Cemeterio in Montevideo was opened in 1835. It represents a part of the history of the city. It has many important works of art such as sculptures and crosses. Many national heroes that have passed away are included in the history of the formation and development of the city and the country as a whole.
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Colegio de Sagrada Corazon Seminario

5) Colegio de Sagrada Corazon Seminario

Colegio de Sagrada Corazon Seminario was founded in 1880 next to the Iglesia de Sagrada Corazon. It has two functions, one as a Catholic school to secular students and another as a workshop. The college offers primary and secondary studies. It is open to this day since 2005 and has 1845 students. The rector of the college is Fr Alejandro Tilvet sj.
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Iglesia y Convento de los Capuchinos

6) Iglesia y Convento de los Capuchinos

Iglesia y Convento de los Capuchinos, Paroquia San Antonio y Santa Clara is open since 1961. It also has a college for students to learn. With time, the dimensions of the college were extended to include a museum, a gallery, a swimming pool and baths in addition to the learning rooms, the dormitory and the study rooms.
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The Methodist Church in Uruguay

7) The Methodist Church in Uruguay

The Methodist Church in Uruguay was the first Methodist Church in Uruguay. It is a really nice building, with huge windows and a beautiful piano where talented brothers perform sacred and classical music. In 2003, the church celebrated several anniversaries, namely the 125th anniversary of the First National Church, the 120th anniversary of the Trinity Methodist Church and other anniversaries as well. The Methodist Church presents an interesting framework that can assist members of different denominations.
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Sagrada Familia

8) Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, also called The Holly Family College and High School, is one of the oldest colleges in Montevideo. It has as its goal to educate, evangelize and encourage the maturing process of children. It was founded in 1889. It has a church, museum, theater, laboratory, gallery and lounge.
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Paroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

9) Paroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

The Basilica Nuestra Senora del Carmen is built in neoclassic style. The architect is Emilio Turin, but it bears influences from different styles and architects. The facade, altar and towers were changed or rebuilt. In 1885, the last modification was done. In 2005, the Montevideo Archbishop announced the beginning of the process of beatification and canonization.

Walking Tours in Montevideo, Uruguay

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montevideo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo

Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo

Montevideo is a beautiful city that has many beautiful architectural and historical places to visit. There are some famous palaces that must be visited and some plazas that exemplify the beauty of the city. All these places are named after important historical personalities. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the history of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
South Part Tour of Montevideo

South Part Tour of Montevideo

The south part of the city can be characterized as a beautiful part. It has a beautiful and green park that is a known place for rest for many people. There are also markets, museums, specialty shops and many other interesting attractions to visit. Take this tour to discover the beauty of this part if the city Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Central Part of Montevideo Tour

Central Part of Montevideo Tour

The central part of the city of Montevideo is characterized as having many interesting places to visit. It represents a cultural mix of places that exhibit the beauty, the culture and the history of the city's formation. There can be visited, museums, monuments of known people, zoo and football stadium. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the center of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
North Part Tour of Montevideo

North Part Tour of Montevideo

Northen part of the city can be also characterized as a beautiful place. There can be visited a nice and green park, museums, botanical garden and many other places that will attract your attention. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the city Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Museums Tour in Montevideo

Museums Tour in Montevideo

Museums enlighten us with regard to the history of a country. They convey information such as how old a particular territory could be, how many wars were fought there and the beauty of the culture preserved through time. Take the following tour to discover the beauty and the history of Uruguay. There are visits to the history museum, museum of arts, the history of monedas and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles