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. Arrange to visit Faro de Punta Carretas and other attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo trip itinerary planner .
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  • Rambla until there are about 30ms walking. But the taxi can take you to the door. Pay (very little) to climb the lighthouse (narrow stairs), where you get a 360° view of the city and the river. Beautiful to enjoy the late afternoon and sunset. Fresh, well maintained site although not very well signposted.
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  • It's not about the lighthouse itself, but by the surroundings which is very cool. Take it easy! No picture and just walk out fast for the next point. All in Uruguay is to be done with easy-especially in summer.
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  • Beautiful view of the city and much of the rambla. With good weather, you can see the sunset, both on top of the headlight as seated on the grass around him.
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  • Very pretty place, a very nice experience even. The view is pretty
  • Cool to see at night and day
  • Exelet app very good my aplication!
  • Stunning point ocean view. *****
  • Great views, but terrible smell and poor cleanness

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