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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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  • This is a great place to enjoy the sunset of Montevideo, but didn't make the ascent at the lighthouse because it apparently wasn't open.
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  • The view of the sunset from the Lighthouse is amazing!! Must be drive or walk a bit more to get there. It was closed when I went, but I cared about was watching the sunset from there closely.
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  • The Lighthouse is pretty but not very interesting. I had to walk one day with lots of rain, so maybe that influenced. A stop that can be on the promenade along the rambla.
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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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