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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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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 18 August 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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Climbing to the top of the lighthouse affords wonderful views of historic Colonia del Scramento. It dates back to the 1850's and incorporates the ruins of a convent into its foorprint.

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 1 August 2017

You can see the lighthouse from anywhere in the old town of Colonia. At night, it's red light sweeps around the area. Not sure if you can enter as it was closed the days I was here, but it's worth stopping by to see the...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

As the city is small and there are very few things to see here, the lighthouse is certainly one of the most spectacular among all with a great view to the surrounding. However, the opening hours are rather limited, you have to plan your visit...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

An easy climb to the top offering great views over the old town. Very affordable. Went on a dull and windy day so no doubt spectacular on a clear one. Worth a stop.

Thank HMT08
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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

Thank arben3
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Tom W
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0900 > 1700 horas approx