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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

De San Francisco, 70000, 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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“worth the climb” (13 reviews)
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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

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...More

Thank MarkP4
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

Thank Jordan F
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...More

1  Thank elsiek
Reviewed November 28, 2012

You'll find the lighthouse in the middle of walking around the old-town. It has some ruins around it which you can't really tell what they are unless you read about them. But it's all part of this historic town which is easy to walk and...More

1  Thank Kalmaro
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Its worth the climb up 110 steps for an unforgettable view of Colonia. My partner almost skipped the chance to do this, but glad he did it after all.

1  Thank Marvin Y
Reviewed November 21, 2012

For a mere $20 (Uruguay) you can go up the historic lighthouse and see the view... it's nice! It's also very small, so if you're 1) afraid of heights 2) dont like getting very close to people on the way up and down the stairs,...More

Thank BostonianBrit
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Narrow to get up, but cheap admission and great views from all the way at the top (be sure not to only stop at the 1st level). Great for sunset views!

1  Thank AdrianQJones
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Built in the "vestiges" of the former convent. An ugly white column... Apparently worth climbing for the view but I was so horrified by the fact that they had built this ugly thing in the middle of the convent remains that I did not go...More

Thank CarolleT
Reviewed October 24, 2012

When visiting this maghical old town be sure to climb to the top level of the Colonia Lighthouse. Great 360degree views are your reward for climbing the very narrow stairway.

Thank Aussie_on_the_move
Reviewed October 5, 2012

What can you say about a light house? Tall, narrow, good view of the area, nice bit of vertigo if your that way inclined and then back down again. I would say worth the little money for the photos.

2  Thank Hallcottage
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July 26, 2016|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
0900 > 1700 horas approx