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Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice view” (28 reviews)
“worth the climb” (14 reviews)
“degree view” (7 reviews)
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De San Francisco, 70000, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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"nice view"
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"worth the climb"
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"degree view"
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"climb the stairs"
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"old town"
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"scared of heights"
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"small steps"
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"light house"
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"top level"
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"the river"
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"small fee"
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"argentinian pesos"
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This is the place to see all the historic neighborhood. Though it's a little bit expensive for just getting in and see the view, it's a definite must, also you can see Buenos Aires from there and take a beautiful picture!

Thank sofiberro
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

It is a nice view from the top, when you get there via a tight winding spiral staircase (as you'd expect for a lighthouse). Near the top it's a bit of a squeeze and headroom is a premium. But once you're at the top, there's...More

Thank LordBofW
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

After paying the attendant, you wait to be given permission to proceed up the steps. There are many very small steps..... The view from the top is excellent- all the way to Buenos Aires across the Rio Plate. The breeze up here was cooling also....More

Thank PeterBurns
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We climbed up the lighthouse, not expecting it to take too long, but surprisingly it took longer than expected. There was a mid-point where you could stop and go out on this small balcony which was nice but then you want to continue climbing up...More

Thank Rivali
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

If you walk around in the old quarters of the city, you'll come across the lighthouse at some point. It's practically impossible NOT to. When you do, you absolutely HAVE to go inside. You'll come across a small desk with someone waiting patiently to charge...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Good view over the town and across the Rio de La Plata to the buildings of Buenos Aires just visible on the horizon.

Thank Ron and Jeanne B
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

You climb up the stairs all the way to the top. Nice view of the town. They would not let kids under 8 to go up.

Thank OshratM
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

The position of this farol, and the height it commands.... unesco has done a commendable job is restoring and giving this small place its past grandeur..

Thank Sparkie09
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Reviewed 4 January 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
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Reviewed 23 December 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
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hscamila
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