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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  • October 2, 2017
    Very nice place. Very good view. Significant Lighthouse for the city. Not to be missed. Highly recommended
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  • September 23, 2017
    Is a relatively small lighthouse, but very nice. The way to get in is not very marked, but just follow the sign of the restaurant. Admission is 25 pesos. To climb, you will be delighted with the view 360o.
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  • September 15, 2017
    He is located in an exceptional location on the coast, allows a very nice view from his viewpoint. This very well maintained and has a broad timetable of visit. A very cheap ticket will be charged.
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  • January 26, 2017
    Exelet app very good my aplication!
  • November 13, 2016
    Stunning point ocean view. *****
  • December 2, 2016
    Great views, but terrible smell and poor cleanness
  • August 22, 2016
    Beautiful place.
  • June 19, 2017
    Located at the point more to the South of our country, the lighthouse of Punta Carretas is a great ride. Whether during the day or night, from here some excellent photos you can take. I had no idea that there were so many cats in the place! I leave you some pictures of them among the rocks!
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