Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, Colonia del Sacramento

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Lighthouse
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. Using our world travel planner, Colonia del Sacramento attractions like Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Climb up to get some good shots of the old city and the rio de la plata. On a clear day, you can see Buenos Aires from the top balcony.  more »
  • The 25 Uruguayan peso entrance fee (less than 1USD) was definitely worth the view. It's not a terrible climb, but taller people should watch their head while climbing up. Both balconies offer lovely v...  more »
  • It's a long climb (and I heard some very heavy breathing from people ahead of us) but there is a balcony half way, so you don't have to go right to the top. If you do, the view is fantastic. Lots of p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice view of the town and of Buenos Aires' skyline
  • It offers a wonderful views of this peaceful and quiet town.
  • The lighthouse of Colonia del Sacremento offers incredible views to those who choose to climb it's steps to the top.
  • If you want a better view of the town then for a few dollars you can climb to the top of the lighthouse.