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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 2 weeks ago

Climbing to the top of the lighthouse affords wonderful views of historic Colonia del Scramento. It dates back to the 1850's and incorporates the ruins of a convent into its foorprint.

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the lighthouse from anywhere in the old town of Colonia. At night, it's red light sweeps around the area. Not sure if you can enter as it was closed the days I was here, but it's worth stopping by to see the...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the city is small and there are very few things to see here, the lighthouse is certainly one of the most spectacular among all with a great view to the surrounding. However, the opening hours are rather limited, you have to plan your visit...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

An easy climb to the top offering great views over the old town. Very affordable. Went on a dull and windy day so no doubt spectacular on a clear one. Worth a stop.

Thank HMT08
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Climb up to get some good shots of the old city and the rio de la plata. On a clear day, you can see Buenos Aires from the top balcony.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The 25 Uruguayan peso entrance fee (less than 1USD) was definitely worth the view. It's not a terrible climb, but taller people should watch their head while climbing up. Both balconies offer lovely views of the city. This was one of the first things we...More

Thank arben3
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's a long climb (and I heard some very heavy breathing from people ahead of us) but there is a balcony half way, so you don't have to go right to the top. If you do, the view is fantastic. Lots of people seem to...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The story goes that there were so many shipwrecks on the coast of Colonia that a lighthouse was needed. So the authority of those days ordered to have one built in the middle of the XIX century, and it was financed by means of the...More

1  Thank Betilu
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This fantastic tourist attraction offers you the chance to climb to the top of a lighthouse and take in the wonderful views. From the very top you can see the whole picturesque village of Colonia del Sacramento and along the coastline at the many secluded...More

2  Thank Dean K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The lighthouse is built on the site of the old convent that was constructed in 1694 and destroyed by fire some 10 years later. Soldiers of the army of Juan Manuel de Rosas commenced the construction of the lighthouse in 1845 and it was completed...More

1  Thank Dan L
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