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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  • October 7, 2017
    Great. Cheap. And you get a brilliant view of the ‚city‘. I would totally recommend this to anyone. There might be a small queue but it advanced quickly  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Climb to the Lighthouse is a must of Cologne, which fully worth making. The view of the city and the Rio de la Plata is a must. It is also a good exercise: 118 steps!
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  • October 4, 2017
    The entrance to the lighthouse costs 20 Argentine pesos. It must be taken into account that are many steps and narrow access. As well and all worth the climb up the view that provides this. We were a clear day and we could see the Argentine side.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Hermosa vista desde el Faro, en el verano no es tan lindo subir como ir en otras epocas debido a que hay mucha gente arriba y no podes disfrutar verdaderamente de la vista y sacar fotos.
  • May 16, 2017
    The entrance to the lighthouse costs 25 pesos per person, but it's worth it if you want to enjoy the stunning view of Colonia from the top.
  • December 3, 2016
    Nice view of the town and of Buenos Aires' skyline
  • January 20, 2017
    It offers a wonderful views of this peaceful and quiet town.
  • September 4, 2016
    The lighthouse of Colonia del Sacremento offers incredible views to those who choose to climb it's steps to the top.

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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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