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“Nice view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Owner description: Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

You climb up the stairs all the way to the top. Nice view of the town. They would not let kids under 8 to go up.

Visited January 2013
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“impressive! !!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The position of this farol, and the height it commands.... unesco has done a commendable job is restoring and giving this small place its past grandeur..

Visited October 2012
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“Go for the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Very inexpensive, only 9 Argentinian pesos (if you have no Uruguay pesos) and while the narrow spiral staircase seems endless you are rewarded with a nice view and a breeze once you emerge. Staff member with a walkie talkie manages traffic flow so ensure you take that into account as you may need to wait to ascend or descend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

it is cheap to walk to the top of the light house. Great view of the city and the coast. not a MUST see but I recommend it if you have some extra time

Visited November 2012
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“Good for the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This lighthouse is located next to the ruins of the Convent of San Franciso which in themselves are worth a quick look round. The walk up is worth the effort as it gives you a panoramic view of Colonia. Not so good if you are afraid of heights because the public space is quite small. But try to go up - you will be delighted by the vista you get to see

Visited December 2012
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