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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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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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  • Average13%
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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

It doesn't take long to visit this place, but it's a must-see and you can make great pics there. Walking around Colonia is the best thing to do so as to slow down and feel the vibe. Você visita este lugar rapidinho, logo, tem que...More

Thank shirleyteacher
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Colonia is a very nice small city. I think 1 day trip is totally enough. you can walk everywhere, so i think there is no point to take hop-on-hop-off bus which is 25$.

Thank AlenaKayumova
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Take the lighthouse tour, it only costs 20 pesos ($1). The stairs are narrow but worth the view once you get to the top. You can get a good view of the old city and Rio de la Plata.

Thank MTCSS
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The panoramic view is excellent to understand what are the limits of this beautiful World Heritage Site.

Thank Lindsay N
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Many go over to Colonia from Buenos Aires,Argentina to renew their tourist visa for another 90 days, but that's a very expensive idea, and better just to go to the immigration office and do the paperwork for $30. My son did the latter, so we...More

Thank CTtraveler2009
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This lighthouse was built by soldiers of Juan Manuel de Rosas in 1845. It wasn't completed until 1857 after Uruguay's great war. It was built on top of the Convent of San Francisco, which itself was built in 1694 but was destroyed by fire in...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 3 June 2014

It is well worth the steep, narrow flight of stairs up to the top. Day or night, the views are incredible.

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Yes, the view is nice; but i couldnt help being underwhelmed by having to pay and be looked at suspiciously by the guard at the top of the tower... "ticket!" he went, as if i was a prison runaway, took me a minute to find...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Prepare to climb a lot of stairs here, but you'll be rewarded with a fine view of the area. It's a good spot to get an overview of Colonia del Sacramento.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 May 2014

There's a chubby guy at the base of the lighthouse who collects your money, gives you a ticket, and gruffly tells you to watch your head. You climb endless spiral stairs, and then some more till you finally arrive breathless, at the top of the...More

Thank K_b0y
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