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Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, Colonia del Sacramento

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Visit Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse for a chance to look out over waters that have claimed countless ships over the centuries. The iconic lighthouse, overlooking the Rio de la Plata estuary, helped save many vessels navigating the savage currents in the black of night. First illuminated in 1857, the lighthouse remains in use today. Climb up its spiral stairs to enjoy the views over the harbor, and over the historic city. Use our Colonia del Sacramento visit planning app to add Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento vacation plans.
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  • Clime to top a little tiring but not impossible. 12 years and over. 8 people at a time so try when line is short. 
    Clime to top a little tiring but not impossible. 12 years and over. 8 people at a time so try when line is short.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
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  • It was closed today, but the view up there must be awesome.
  • Great Landmark. No credit card can be used for payment though. Entrance is 35UYU.
  • Great views and worth the climb and small cost. Look south to compare the view of tall buildings in Buenos Aires from the top to the view from the shore, a great illustration of the curvature of the Earth.
  • Great all round views from the top of this lighthouse. There are two levels, if you chose to go upto the second top level, make sure you have a good head for heights. It's a narrow tight staircase and little space to move around at the top. Additionally the railing around the top barely reached waist level for me. It would be all to easy to lose your balance if you lent over too far and fall. Keep back from the edge. Great views out to sea and across the old town. You can pay the small entrance fee in either Argentine or Uruguay Pesos.
  • One of the must go places when you are visiting Colonia Del Sacramento. The light house in itself is very beautiful with a different design, most of the lighthouses are cylindrical in shape but this one is rectangular at the bottom and cylindrical at the top. We have to pay a nominal amount to go inside around 30-50 peso per person and they will allow very few people at a time . You will be allowed to go to the top rectangular part of the lighthouse first and then after sometime they will let you go to the topmost part and the view from there is breathtaking . You can see the whole Colonia from top of the light House .

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