Climb up to get some good shots of the old city and the rio de la plata. On a clear day, you can see Buenos Aires from the top balcony.
About Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
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The 25 Uruguayan peso entrance fee (less than 1USD) was definitely worth the view. It's not a terrible climb, but taller people should watch their head while climbing up. Both balconies offer lovely views of the city. This was one of the first things we...More
It's a long climb (and I heard some very heavy breathing from people ahead of us) but there is a balcony half way, so you don't have to go right to the top. If you do, the view is fantastic. Lots of people seem to...More
The story goes that there were so many shipwrecks on the coast of Colonia that a lighthouse was needed. So the authority of those days ordered to have one built in the middle of the XIX century, and it was financed by means of the...More
This fantastic tourist attraction offers you the chance to climb to the top of a lighthouse and take in the wonderful views. From the very top you can see the whole picturesque village of Colonia del Sacramento and along the coastline at the many secluded...More
The lighthouse is built on the site of the old convent that was constructed in 1694 and destroyed by fire some 10 years later. Soldiers of the army of Juan Manuel de Rosas commenced the construction of the lighthouse in 1845 and it was completed...More
The best place to see Colonia and apreciate the view. It´s beautifull at the sunset. The stairs are very narrow, but with patience everybody can climb to the top.
So, this is another in my collection of "Attractions that Would Not Be Allowed in America." For the low price of $25 UYU (95 cents), you too can tempt fate, and hopefully cheat death. All you have to do is climb up the 2,248 harrowing,...More
The climb to the top is not difficult, but the steps are narrow, so you need to watch your step. When you get to the top, the view is quite beautiful, especially if the weather is clear and sunny. In addition, it is very cheap...More