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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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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Pleasant visit on a beautiful day

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Rio de Janeiro
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We booked a day tour. It was a nightmare of 4 hours between arriving , failing and getting back to Buenos Aires. The boat broke for lack of maintenance and had to be towed back, full of smoke. Nerve wrecking experience. Manager extremely rude.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great view of Colonia del Sacramento. The stairs are a bit slender and tricky to manage but its worth going up to see the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nice view upstairs. The stairs are trick and difficult to go up. Very tiny stairs, young children cannot go. Old people might face issues.

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Puerto Montt, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Excellent overview of Colonia, and to check out the historic lighthouse. Plenty of spiral staircase stairs to walk up and down!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited on a day trip from Buenos Aires and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of this colonial landmark. The light house is one of the main attractions and the main square is very pretty with cobbled streets. The lighthouse is built over the ruins of a convent and so it's a great opportunity for a good photo -... More 

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Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

farol and ruins of an old convent. the farol is in a beautiful big place. there are flowers, trees... you can take beautiful photos!

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Lighthouse (Faro) at Colonia del Sacramento is a beacon well worth visiting. The cost to enter is minimal. The view is stunning; you can see Buenos Aires across the River Plata. In town the colonial houses are visible, so too the prominent Iglesia Matriz and the first city mayor's house. The lighthouse was built in 1857 over the ruins... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's a pretty standard lighthouse. But, let's face it, unless you're a lighthouse collector, they are all the same. The key here is the view. 5 Stars worth the price of admission. You can see Buenos Aires clearly. At sunset Buenos Aires lights up due to Suns Reflection of the Buildings. Awesome sight.

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Address: Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento

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