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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

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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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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the Faro de Colonia and it's surrounds. An artisan market is on display every day of the week with local crafts at reasonable prizes. The lighthouse itself can be climbed for the hardier souls and is well worth it with sweeping views of Colonia...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This landmark is dominatingthe site of Colonia Historic Area and it gets a lot of visitors during the weekend. The entrance ticket costs 25 pesos and the view can be rewarding if the sky is clear. I have seen Buenos Aires skyscrappers from 40kms distance...More

Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Popular landmark. Have to pay about US$1 to climb up the stairs to reach the top for a good view. Many tourist just take photo shot and go.

Thank Happy258
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Pay the few pesos and climb the lighthouse - the view is excellent and gives a great idea of the general layout.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This place is as graphical as the rest town of Colonia. From here you can see the city centre from above and have a good view of the Rio De la Plata. You just pay 25 Pesos for entrance and after climbing the stairs you...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the lighthouse just when it opened so there was hardly anyone around . It cost 25 pesos . The steps up were very narrow and to you can't be too robust to pass through the trapdoor at the top ! Lovely 360 degree...More

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Lighthouse in Colonia del Sacramento is a very picturesque attraction. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to go up to the top or inside to have a view - I was only doing a short 5-hour sightseeing tour of Colonia. Nevertheless, it seemed quite...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really good place to start a laid back day in Colonia. You get the views of the whole town and the sea and all for a minimal entry price. Not for the unfit or scared of heights as there a are a...More

Thank Wags63
Reviewed 3 April 2018

My general rule when traveling is always climb the tower. The tower in Colonia is the lighthouse. For a few pesos, you can climb up to two levels of the lighthouse and enjoy a view overlooking the barrio historico.

Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed 29 March 2018

My husband loved the experience. A ticket cost about 25 pesos. The lighthouse had great sea views. It is attached to a church constructed by the Portuguese that was destroyed by the Spanish. During recent archaeological digs, a Portuguese cemetery was also discovered adjacent to...More

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