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“Lovely view and a nice little workout”

Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
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Owner description: Ascend to the top of this still-operating 1857 lighthouse for a lovely view of the city.
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Prepare to climb a lot of stairs here, but you'll be rewarded with a fine view of the area. It's a good spot to get an overview of Colonia del Sacramento.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

There's a chubby guy at the base of the lighthouse who collects your money, gives you a ticket, and gruffly tells you to watch your head. You climb endless spiral stairs, and then some more till you finally arrive breathless, at the top of the tower, and out onto the balcony or a breathtaking 360 degree view of the town. From here, you can see the hydrofoil from Buenos Aires coming into harbor, the Iglesia Matriz, and just about all other structures on the island. Lovely!

Thank K_b0y
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I took the fast boat out BA to Colonia. The ride takes about an hour, very well organized, not too expensive and very smooth. Colonia itself is very quiet, relaxed small town. It has a nice historic area, very pleasant people and wondering around the area is quite fun. However it is very small, and after 2 hours the place gets a bit boring. I arrived in the morning boat (arrived around 9:30) and stayed till the 16:30 boat. So either bring a tablet/book and spend the rest of the day reading in a nice coffee shop (as I did), or a nice alternative is to rent an electric golf trolley and drive to the areas and beaches around the area. In order to do so you'll need to present your driving license (which I didn't take with me)

Thank Amirflg
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The positive side of visiting this lighthouse is that climbing the 118 steps will help your digestive system after lunch...other than that you obtain a better 'view' of the historic quarter by walking. The entrance fee: less than US$1 on April,2014.

Thank AMISTAD144
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Well worth the climb....the view from the very top are fantastic....the faro is still operational as a navigational aide, but for a small fee, you can visit the faro and see a spectacular sunset......

Thank Jazz3774
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