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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice view” (28 reviews)
“worth the climb” (12 reviews)
“degree view” (7 reviews)
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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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"nice view"
in 28 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 12 reviews
"degree view"
in 7 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 5 reviews
"scared of heights"
in 4 reviews
"small steps"
in 4 reviews
"old town"
in 25 reviews
"light house"
in 14 reviews
"walk up"
in 3 reviews
"top level"
in 3 reviews
"the river"
in 19 reviews
"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 20 reviews
"argentinian pesos"
in 6 reviews
"costs pesos"
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"local currency"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This landmark is dominatingthe site of Colonia Historic Area and it gets a lot of visitors during the weekend. The entrance ticket costs 25 pesos and the view can be rewarding if the sky is clear. I have seen Buenos Aires skyscrappers from 40kms distance...More

Thank Mikiduta
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Popular landmark. Have to pay about US$1 to climb up the stairs to reach the top for a good view. Many tourist just take photo shot and go.

Thank Happy258
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Pay the few pesos and climb the lighthouse - the view is excellent and gives a great idea of the general layout.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This place is as graphical as the rest town of Colonia. From here you can see the city centre from above and have a good view of the Rio De la Plata. You just pay 25 Pesos for entrance and after climbing the stairs you...More

Thank ANTREAS K
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the lighthouse just when it opened so there was hardly anyone around . It cost 25 pesos . The steps up were very narrow and to you can't be too robust to pass through the trapdoor at the top ! Lovely 360 degree...More

Thank vagabondafelice
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Lighthouse in Colonia del Sacramento is a very picturesque attraction. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to go up to the top or inside to have a view - I was only doing a short 5-hour sightseeing tour of Colonia. Nevertheless, it seemed quite...More

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really good place to start a laid back day in Colonia. You get the views of the whole town and the sea and all for a minimal entry price. Not for the unfit or scared of heights as there a are a...More

Thank Wags63
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My general rule when traveling is always climb the tower. The tower in Colonia is the lighthouse. For a few pesos, you can climb up to two levels of the lighthouse and enjoy a view overlooking the barrio historico.

Thank DonnaSPDX
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

My husband loved the experience. A ticket cost about 25 pesos. The lighthouse had great sea views. It is attached to a church constructed by the Portuguese that was destroyed by the Spanish. During recent archaeological digs, a Portuguese cemetery was also discovered adjacent to...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Colonia it's a really nice place. Cozy, touristic and clean. The landscapes are really nice over the lighthouse and the small park and ruins downstairs complete a nice visit.

Thank afmg-travel
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hscamila
27 July 2016|
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0900 > 1700 horas approx
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