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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.

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Vienna, Austria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Best views of the area at a very reasonable price. If you are a big guy you may find it difficult to climb through the narrow stairs.

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Ostrava
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You can easily miss it and look it just from outside, possibly to make a picture (but its location is not perfect for photographers).

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Views are great! I can imagine what they would be for sunset! Be prepared to wait if there is a queue. Space upstairs is limited so they allow only small groups upstairs. Stairs are not that bad to climb. My 65 year old parents did just fine. Children under 8 are note allowed. Payment in local currency only.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Not enough stalls and the whole feria looked tired and worn - prices were ok- not worth the walk over in the heat

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San Rafael, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The ferry ride is not any great shakes, make sure to take the fast ferry, rather than the other. Old town is what you want to see. The mixture of Spanish and Porteguese buildings is a stark contrast. Also be sure to rent a golf cart so you can tottle around. This can be done in a one day trip... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It just seems like something you have to do in Colonia, like the pyramids when you go to Mexico City. If you are out of shape, you probably shouldn't go, but it's really not that much of a physical exertion. The view from the top is exquisite, and the fact that you can see Colonia from all these perspectives (ocean,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia is a must do. Even though mastering the booking systems of the local ferries is not easy as they are in Spanish. With all instructions about the booking on Colonia Express also in Spanish we didn't realise that we were responsible for printing out the boarding cards. Thank goodness for helpful people... More 

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Dullstroom, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lovely ruin of a church attached to a working lighthouse, with a great view, all round photographers paradise ,

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Ballston Spa, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lots of steps but worth climbing for the view. Great attraction to see for roughly $1. Gets a little crowded at the top.

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Zychron Yaakov, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Colonia del Sacramento is the old Spanish/Portuguese town in the Rio de la Plata, just across Buenos Aires. The old town is very nice, very clean and well kept. A day visit is more than enough.

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