Puente Giratorio, Carmelo

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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. Make Puente Giratorio a part of your Carmelo vacation plans using our Carmelo road trip planning website .
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  • September 21, 2017
    You must be her wrath when it comes to Colonia de Sacramento. Beautiful, pequema and it's no big deal.
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  • September 20, 2017
    The bridge is at the entrance of the city, has a beautiful view of the River, easy access to Park, but ... no biggie
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  • September 14, 2017
    Swing bridge which it moved only between two men, using gears, all handmade. Very nice your entire environment. You should visit it.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Nice place to meet
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  • July 28, 2017
    Is a place very cozy and historic
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  • June 27, 2017
    A unique place
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  • July 29, 2017
    By that you can pass out there. PS: I could not see as tour: v
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  • July 5, 2017
    Only swivel bridge in the country, human-powered
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Carmelo offers accommodations on both sides of the Arroyo de las Vacas River. You'll find luxury resort-style hotels, with onsite facilities like casinos, spas, and swimming pools, as well as some simpler, family-run guesthouses flanking residential streets. Many visitors elect to stay in the more remote areas surrounding the town, which offer additional options for a range of budgets.
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