Colonia del Sacramento Sights

Faro (Lighthouse)

Published 12/16/2015

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Towering above the Plaza Mayor is the lighthouse, which was built in 1857 on top of a tower that was part of the ruined San Xavier convent. The whole structure was engulfed in flames in 1873 after a lighthouse keeper had an accident with the oil used in the lamp at the time. Your reward for climbing it are great views over the Barrio Histórico and the River Plate.

Sight Information


Plaza Mayor, Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia, 70000, Uruguay

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 1 pm–sunset; weekends 11 am–sunset

Published 12/16/2015


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