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Faro de Punta Carretas, Montevideo

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Lighthouse
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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TripAdvisor
  • This lighthouse is located on a peninsula close to La Rambla and the Golf Club; this is the southernmost tip of Uruguay. Standing guard over the seas since 1836, the historic lighthouse has guided cou...  more »
  • Small entrance road & rough in the final but a worthwhile visit for photoo shoot Popular spot for locals fishing  more »
  • A bit far away, but it deserves a visit. I've managed to get great pictures. It's not possible to go up, but it's fare enough.  more »
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  • Exelet app very good my aplication!
  • Stunning point ocean view. *****
  • Great views, but terrible smell and poor cleanness
  • Beautiful place.
  • A simple but captivating, access well cheap, the region around your is a tranquility, is an invitation to enjoy that evening on a hike, fishing or simply let the time pass contemplating that sunset
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