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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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  • A nice walk along the coast which is perfectly suitable for and many people love the night do their sport, and strolls
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  • You can go there by car and stop very close to the light house. Since they use this are for waste water treatment, the place stinks, specially in hot days. Besides, the place needs more cleaning and t...  more »
  • Great place to watch the sunset, it is necessary to pay 25 pesos (dirt cheap for vista that provides).
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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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