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Faro de Punta Carretas, Montevideo

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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 location with a beautiful landscape. It's not an essential place, but worth the visit. You can go by car or on foot. Symbolic value is paid to the family that lives on-site. Open from 14:30 and goes until sundown.
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  • Cute place with history that should be known, is located in the rambla Wilson of the city, the remodeling sector
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  • Reaching the lighthouse of punta carretas is an excellent decision! It is not very populated, so you can enjoy a unique view and a dream tranquility to enjoy the sea. Don't forget to visit it!
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  • Stunning point ocean view. *****
  • Great views, but terrible smell and poor cleanness
  • Beautiful place.
  • 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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Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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