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Puente Giratorio, Carmelo
(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Visit Puente Giratorio, a picturesque moving swing bridge and an iconic part of Carmelo's image and history. The bridge features on most local postcards, and became synonymous with the city after its construction in early 20th century. The first of its kind in Uruguay, it also represents the first bridge operated entirely by humans when it needs to move. Hang around on the picturesque waterfront and you might get the chance to watch a ship pass under the bridge, causing a whole raft of movements to take place, with part of the bridge appearing to retreat into itself to allow the boat through. Plan to visit Puente Giratorio during your Carmelo vacation using our convenient Carmelo tour planner.
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  • On Saturday night the few bars that are located on the edge of the bridge out chairs to walk and you can eat, recommended by the view and tranquility.
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  • Cute, quaint, of forced step. Equally, none of the other world, with all due respect. It served to get off, relax under the shade in the nearby banks, taking some pictures, watching the cars and boats...
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  • It is a quaint, cute bridge to go walking. It has good surroundings to take photos. It is worth to see it.
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  • care and very nice
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  • It is beautiful!
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  • engenhosa ponte giratória com quase 100 anos de idade e em pleno funcionamento, um verdadeiro simbolo da cidade de Carmelo.