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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

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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  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“nice view” (25 reviews)
“worth the climb” (11 reviews)
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

If you are walking around the city you are hardly going to miss this building. Only real point of interest is that it was built inside the remains of the old monastery.

Thank ichibanwanderer
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

A half decent lighthouse with a reasonable pano view of the old quarter and the brown waters of the plata waters. Quaint but inspiring...

Thank david h
Reviewed 26 January 2014

It has a great view of the city, amazing. If you are a sedentary person your legs are going to need a rest after climbing all the stairs..

Thank Cássia T
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Colonia del Sacramento is a small town in Uruguay only one hour by boat from Buenos Aires. From theport we were picked-up, by the host of Casa Ganesha and taken to the Countryside. The accomadation was lovely and the prepared food was plenty and good....More

Thank Morton O
Reviewed 12 January 2014

It's nice river view and for little fun you can go upstairs, but as Colonia is small town and don't really have much sight-seeing places, panoramic view is pretty simple. Other side, ticket is only 1 USD, so why not? :) I spent around 10...More

Thank Katerina_rus
Reviewed 19 December 2013

It costs almost nothing to get up there, except maybe several stairs... But the view is impressive and you can walk 360° on the top. Must do!

Thank ivanjaneau
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The view that one has after climbing up the spiral staircase is well worth the effort and the 20 Uruguayan peso charge is quite reasonable. There are two levels where you can admire the views of the historical site and the River Platte. I'd advise...More

1  Thank MobileResident
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

It is a well maintained faro and the view is perfect. You can see the beautiful sea and the city. Its panoramic view give you the best view of land and sea. For photographers its best during the sunset. The play of colors is just...More

Thank SoCo02
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Nice views from atop, two levels; chickens and thrill seekers… TIP: go at end of day and take sunset pictures from the top of the lighthouse, best view in town!

Thank marquestra
Reviewed 1 September 2013

It is completely worth the climb. It also only cost 10 argentinian pesos ( about couple US dollars). There is only one way to get to the top is by climbing the narrow spiral staircase. so if you are claustrophobic or suffer from fear of...More

Thank 52Overtherainbow
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
0900 > 1700 horas approx