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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  • In my opinion, this is probably the best attraction in Colonia besides the ambiance of the historical area. It is open from 10-6:30, but closes for lunch from 1-2:30. Cost was 40 Uruguayan pesos but.....  more »
  • Since Argentina is close to Uruguay, the lighthouse is in a strategic location in the Rio de la Plata. Uruguay was occupied by so many countries before becoming independent. Both the Portuguese and...  more »
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  • What a handsome thing. The entrance ticket costs 1 USD, I had with me a 100 banknote and the ticket lady wasn't able to give me change. Pity, wasted opportunity.
  • Love this town and lighthouse. Streets are cobbled and buildings are stunning to look at.

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