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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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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed 25 January 2012

It's just a simple light house, pretty but well, not much to expect and nothing incredible to see. Probably 'cause most of the pretty spots of the town are hidden by the houses roofs. Still a nice walk to get there and to go up....More

Thank German C
Reviewed 17 January 2012

It´s worth the walk up the many stairs to see the view at the top. We got a good perspective of the layout of the city, and of course the river with piers and boat harbour. We had to wait several minutes to ascend while...More

Thank Kanan A
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Going all the way up the lighthouse is good to take pictures and experience some strong Rio de la Plata wind. Some good pictures can be taken up there, but the way up can be rather tiring for senior people and those who are not...More

Thank Natan_Cerqueira
Reviewed 5 January 2012

do it -- so pretty, so well preserved, so nice to break away. completey magical.

1  Thank marylouretton
Reviewed 26 December 2011

There is not a great deal to do in Colonia, but this is quite nice. I wouldn't go crazy abut it - it is what it is - a view of a small pretty town from a lighthouse.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The lighthouse in old town Colonia is simply beautiful and if you dare to take the stairs and go all the way up, it´s certainly a treat to your eyes. The view is just amazing and it allows you to gain a full insight of...More

Thank hernanusa
Reviewed 10 December 2011

buy a guidebook and check this out, history is great

1  Thank esb8
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Colonia must do. As long as you can handle climbing a small circular staircase to the top of the lighthouse then you should. Note that half way up there is an uncrowded terrace offering almost the same view but none of the crowd.

1  Thank C_Tobin6
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Nice view from the top. Not too tall. There's an enyrance fee of about a dollar.

Thank pocitense
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Views of the sea were beautiful. The town area is one we would love to return to for several days,

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