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Faro de Punta Carretas, Montevideo

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Scan the turbulent waters for passing ships at Faro de Punta Carretas, a lighthouse perched on the southernmost tip of Uruguay. Standing guard over the seas since 1836, the historic lighthouse has guided countless ships safely to shore, past "rocks like wagons," which before the beacon's construction had claimed many victims. Nowadays you can climb the still-functioning lighthouse for a great view over the coastline. Afterwards, take a relaxing walk along the shorefront. Using our world travel planner, Montevideo attractions like Faro de Punta Carretas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a place to go during the day, walk and then to eat something in the restaurant in the area.
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  • It's beautiful, but you can only watch from afar. Not have access through the Rambla of Punta Carretas. We saw and took pictures from afar.
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  • nice place to enjoy on warm or hot days can be enjoyed well in family or with friends, the view is beautiful.
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  • Beautiful place.
  • Beautiful place with a great view
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  • Interesting coastal point
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  • Highlight of the city. It is worth to know him. At dusk you can get good pictures.
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  • The city at your feet...! An exceptional view of Montevideo that has no point of comparison. To enjoy the view of the lighthouse both as the view from the floor because is a place unique!
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