Faro de Punta Carretas, Montevideo

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. Arrange to visit Faro de Punta Carretas and other attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo trip itinerary planner .
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  • We loved it! Walking along the promenade we come to this magical place. There are few places of its kind in Latin America.
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  • Is a must and calm. I was alone traveling through Uruguay, on the day I visited the lighthouse, took a book and I waited by the impressive sunset of the place.
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  • Easy access is a nice place to visit, if you must be in good physical condition to climb those stairs because although it is a small lighthouse, the staircase is steep pay input (about $25 Uruguayan)
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  • Very pretty place, a very nice experience even. The view is pretty
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  • Cool to see at night and day
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