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Ruinas Del Convento De San Francisco And The Lighthouse - Historical Building Colonia del Sacramento - Uruguay

The secular ruins of the Convento de San Francisco Javier are the only remains of one of the oldest constructions in Colonia, dating back to 1683–1704. Visitors are free to wander the grounds for a closer look at the stone walls still standing–home to many pigeons today. At one end of the ruins, Colonia’s lighthouse, inaugurated in 1857, stands 34 meters (111.5 ft) tall. For the best views of Colonia and the river, ascending the lighthouse’s 118 narrow steps to the top is a must.

Location:
Enríquez de la Peña and San Francisco
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Historical Building Types:
Colonial architecture, Site of historic significance, Historic architecture

Price Description: $0.80

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:11 a.m.

Open Hours to:8 p.m.

Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.



Here are other activities in and around Colonia del Sacramento that may be of interest: Plaza de Toros , Portón De Campo and Basilica Del Sanctísimo Sacramento (basilica Of The Holy Sacrament).








17 May 2011




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