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Description: Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely...
Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
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Love the architecture of the streets

Its a small place sorounded by the river in which you have a lots of boats. The streets architecture will make you fall in love with this place. I was there on August and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The light tower is nice. Especially at night, when it emits a red light. It is part of the colonial down town so you cannot miss it really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its a small place sorounded by the river in which you have a lots of boats. The streets architecture will make you fall in love with this place. I was there on August and it was very cold, but the weather was still so pretty.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have Two boys, aged 6 And 14, luckily neither of them were that bothered about climbing The light house!! (They Just wanted To ride The golf buggy!!) We were however, so they sat in The ruins next To The light house And watched 2 dogs play (I hope) fighting each other. We could see And wave To them!! Great... More 

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New York. New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This has to be the worst day trip ever.do yourselves a favor and don't go unless you need to withdraw American dollars (which is not easy).we got up early in the dark to take the ferry.it was dark, cold and blustery.we were met by our guide who walked us through the town where there is nothing to see. A pile... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of those things that is oh-so-touristy. But you just have to go ahead and do it. From here you can get a sense for the geographical landscape of where you are. You can even see Argentina from here and the skyline of Buenos Aires.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For a very cheap price, you can climb the winding staircase to the top of the lighthouse for some spectacular views.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

To get to the top of the Lighthouse you have to climb up a winding staircase that yes is small and really only room for one person to go up or down but we did manage to let someone pass that was coming down as we were going up. It's only 20 Argentinian pesos to go up so you must... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The lighthouse is not open all the time, so pay attention at the visiting hours. There is a 20 peso fee (it also accepts Argentinian pesos and Brazilian reais), and you should be physically fit to climb the stairs. If you are claustrophobic, forget about it. I also recommend taking a jacket, since it is very windy up the lighthouse.... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have to think some of this visit is weather-driven, and we had a good one. Just tooling around here was a blast. The locals are so colorful. We rented a large golf cart, traveled all over town! Great day trip from B.A.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Costs $20 Uruguay peso to climb the light house. Not for the claustrophobic or if you're quite tall as the climb up is very narrow and not many windows, it gets quite tight as you get to the last "level" of stairs, so if you're brave enough it's well worth the view!

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