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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  • You can climb, with good physical condition. The alternative is to climb halfway, which is also valid.
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  • An old building of 1857, well preserved, a true historical heritage with a beautiful view of mar del plata, right place for visitation and see the beautiful sunset under the waters of the mar del plata. In the surroundings there are interesting picturesque!! bars Worth visiting!
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  • Built in 1857 on the ruins of the convent of San Francisco, Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse is open to the public with a value of symbolic input allowing a vision for the Plata and depending on the tide of Buenos Aires.
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  • An old lighthouse with amazing views of the area from the top. There are two floors to go out and enjoy the view. First you go up to the first one, wait there until whoever is on top goes down and then continue up to the second floor. Highly recommended and the cost to go up is very cheap. Make sure you have small change as they don't always have change to give back.
  • Definitely worth the $25 pesos entrance fee. It's the highest point in the area and gives a really nice view of Colonia old town. Might be tough if you are afraid of heights. Sunset view would be great but likely very crowded.
  • Be prepared to walk up a narrow spiral staircase to a small.platform. Nice views.
  • 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 .
  • + Looks amazing from the outside, especially in the evening. - Children under 8 are not allowed (which is completely stupid, they could just have a "your children are your responsibility" sign).
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