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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

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Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 April 2011

I think all of Colonia is very pretty, but there's really not much that you *have* to see. The lighthouse is the only thing that I would strongly recommend. And yes, it is nice at sunset.

7  Thank tylernh
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 August 2011

When I was preparaing for a 40-day tour of South America I read that Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay was a "gem", a historic town frozen in time. I expected a maze of old streets and quaint old buildings. We booked a day trip from...More

1  Thank Brisbanite65
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty lighthouse you can climb to the top. Scenic area and a lot of photo ops around the lighthouse.

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to stay one day or two, the historical old town is very beautiful, peacefully, good restaurants and cafes.

Thank Mariza F
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small cost, under US$1, and it has narrow windy stairs but great views from the top. You can stop half way as well

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The light house is the center of town and one the most eye catching of locations. It only costs cents to go in and there are two levels with more steps than one would expect. There is just barely enough room for two people to...More

Thank Dan0001
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Visit the Faro de Colonia and it's surrounds. An artisan market is on display every day of the week with local crafts at reasonable prizes. The lighthouse itself can be climbed for the hardier souls and is well worth it with sweeping views of Colonia...More

Thank Conor O
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
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
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.

Thank brentling
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

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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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
0900 > 1700 horas approx