Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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rbhogaraju
48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Climbing up the steps of the lighthouse was great fun. If you are in Buenos Airea and have a day to spend, Colonia is a perfect place to go to. And the Lighthouse is definitely one of the prime attractions in the area. There is a beautiful view from the top as well. Knowing Spanish definitely helps in the area. We were badly handicapped because of not knowing any Spanish at all
Written 4 January 2024
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Dai
Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
There isn't much to see, and in my personal opinion, it doesn't feel very safe. While it's not expensive, I don't think it's worth it.
Written 18 March 2023
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marcela a
Deerfield Beach, FL110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I love lighthouses so it was a must for me
Be aware you need sneakers to go up, I was with flip flops and they wouldn't let me go up, I had to switch shoes with a friend'

They charge a small fee, you can pay with argentinian pesos also

At the top they allow you to stay only 5 minutes
Written 25 January 2023
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rick nega
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Clime to top a little tiring but not impossible. 12 years and over. 8 people at a time so try when line is short.
Written 1 November 2022
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Although I didn’t ascend the lighthouse (my legs can’t do that much walking!), I admired it from ground level during my stroll through old town. I recognize its importance for navigation back in the day, and even still to this day. It blends with the surrounding architecture and history so well. It’s a worthwhile spot to relax for an hour or so, people watching or picnicking or just contemplating life. I recommend checking it out!
Written 10 April 2022
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Martin Calcagno
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Really nice and quite place, full of history and great places to have launch/dinner. I recommend taking a guided tour to better understand what happened there.
Written 23 August 2021
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Lucia P
Fray Bentos, Uruguay2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
It's a beautiful place! Where you can see the entire city of Colonia There are 112 steps to climb, it is very small inside, it is exhausting but it is worth climbing each step.
Written 7 May 2021
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Franco N
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
It is a beautiful place with a lot of history ideal to watch the sunset of the Rio de la Plata. I highly recommend it
Written 28 April 2021
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Dan M
Wigan181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A wonderful place to abtain a great view of Colonia and across the river. The climb, as expected is steep and the access to the outside platform is tight - so you need to be a little bit fit and flexible - access is one way as there's no way to pass ascending/dscending visitors. The platform is quite narrow so there's lots of social pleasantries to manoeuvre around for the full 360 degree experience. Not too expensive.
Written 11 August 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
During our journey around Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I were impressed by the iconic lighthouse which can be seen from many points throughout the Barrio Historico. This 19th century edifice is well maintained, still functions and provides excellent views of Colonia del Sacramento as well as the Río de la Plata. The walk up is a bit tighter than other lighthouses I have visited throughout the world, but this is certainly a must see when visiting Colonia del Sacramento.
Written 12 July 2020
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