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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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  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“nice view” (27 reviews)
“worth the climb” (13 reviews)
“degree view” (7 reviews)
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Reviewed 28 November 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.

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Reviewed 22 November 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
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Reviewed 5 November 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!

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Reviewed 28 October 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
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Reviewed 25 October 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.

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Reviewed 6 October 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.

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

On a very grey day, we went upstairs (I think there were 80-90 of them) and were thrilled at the view we got from the river and the town, so imagine it must be stunning on a clear day! Unfortunately, it was thoroughly windy, so...More

Thank weeonebruce
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

What can you say about a lighthouse? Except that, upon entering, you will feel like a little kid, you'll have a great workout climbing to the top, and you will have wonderful panoramic views. This one even let's you go into where the big lightbulb...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

200 pesos for admittance. 112 steps and 6 rungs to the top. WATCH YOUR HEAD near the top and to go outside on either level. It's a tight squeeze on the stairs if you have oncoming traffic. Great view of the city, ocean and ferry...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Let's be honest with one another; if you are looking for huge historical museums, you might want to stick to larger cities. The lighthouse has amazing views of the city and the ocean.

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