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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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  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
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“worth the climb” (12 reviews)
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short, narrow staircase to the top of the lighthouse for the equivalent of $1. Nice viewpoint for seeing all of the quaint town of Colonia Del Sacramento. It's a small area up top and not for those afraid of heights.

Thank emtoothfxr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very easy to go up the stairs and was worth the climb. The view is spetacular specially if you go at the end of the day when the sun is setting. The only thing us that they do not control exactly how many...More

Thank elizabethsant0s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to queue for a few minutes as we were there on a busy and beautiful Saturday. A good way to see the yachts coming and going and also the old city of Colonia from above. Interesting access to the higher level - having...More

Thank car0T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a lighthouse with panoramic view of the historical site. You pay a small fee (aprox. USD 1) and climbs a narrow spiral stairway. Good for photos.

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth just walking by it, during the day trip. Visited in April 2016. There are only a couple of sites to see, and this is one of them.

Thank GdlR
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great. Cheap. And you get a brilliant view of the ‚city‘. I would totally recommend this to anyone. There might be a small queue but it advanced quickly

Thank Leo W
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

When you will reach to colonia you will see this Beauty first. And from every place you will discover another beauty of this. Really lovely.

Thank Esat G
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This place is so small and cozy and has so much history. For a small fee you go to the top and enjoy the beautiful views. Do not miss it.

Thank Linnette B
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

El Faro is pretty well located in the heart of the historic district of Colonia. You can buy a ticket and take upstairs to the top and enjoy a beautiful view!. Highly recommended if you are in town!.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 18, 2017

You can go all the way to the top. The views are awesome and it is very cheap to go in. 25 peso's is all it takes to climb up this amazing old peace of time.

Thank Amy W
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
0900 > 1700 horas approx