Trip Planner : South America / Uruguay / Montevideo Department / Montevideo / Historic Sites / Faro de Punta Carretas
Faro de Punta Carretas, Montevideo
Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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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Se debe tener en cuenta el horario de visita. Llegamos a las 17 hs y nos dejaron pasar de favor. La entrada cuesta $ 25 uruguayos por persona.Visiting hours should take into account. We arrived at 17 pm and they let us pass please. Admission is $25 Uruguayan per person.show original
Infelizmente o farol estava fechado quando fomos, mas deu para aproveitar a vista de baixo mesmo, que é linda, mas seria melhor com bancos e locais p aproveitar mais tempo.Unfortunately the lighthouse was closed when we went, but gave it to enjoy the view from below, that is beautiful, but it would be better with banks and p sites take advantage of more time.show original
Visita a pé ao farol, não tem nada demais. A praia não é tão colorida, e andamos bastante a pé. Não havia quem permitisse a subida.Visit on foot to the lighthouse, it's no big deal. The beach is not so colorful, and we're pretty walk. There was who allowed the climb.show original
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Banda AInteresting coastal pointshow original
Lucia CasanovaThe 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!show original
Matias regueiroIt is a very nice place to go in the evening, are pretty panoramicas.en night is somewhat insecureshow original
Luis Jesús ChervazEmblematic and special: all a reference of Montevideo, is a place bound to visit for tourists, like the citizen.show original
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