Castillo de Piria, Piriapolis

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Visit Castillo de Piria for a sense of Uruguay's upper crust at the turn of the 20th century. Completed in 1897, the medieval-inspired castle and gardens served as the residence of wealthy businessman Francisco Piria--one of the first people to realize the potential of coastal tourism in Uruguay. Through the years, it has also housed presidents and hosted important cultural gatherings. While Piria's castle has suffered somewhat from a lack of quality maintenance, its rustic charm remains intact, and its interior has been converted to a small Spanish-language museum displaying period furnishings, weapons, tools, and artwork. Step out onto the second floor's Florentine balconies for panoramic views of the city. Stroll through the grounds, dotted with native palm trees, and look for the bronze statue of Mercury. You can tour on your own or join one of the visits organized by the tourist office in Piriápolis. Plan my trip to Piriapolis with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Here you can get aware of the history of Piriapolis and its creator. You have to pay nothing to enter. The place is open to the public. It has much info to read and touring it only.
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  • Mr. Piria a staunch entrepreneur who bought and sold land and developed Piriapolis, (the city of Piria) was a Mason and also an alchemist. The castle is full of symbolism that deserves to be known.  more »
  • If you like history... it is a good place to rebuild what was the Spa in the last century and the history of its founder.
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  • Beautiful castle and museum of F. Piria. If you're lucky enough there is a chance to rise to the roof. Entrance free. And don't forget that there is one more castle not far from there - Castillo de Pitamiglio.
  • Nice place to know a little bit more about the history of Piriápolis and it's founder. Good timeline and explanations about the architecture. Some paintings too. It's kind of a quick tour. Half an hour or so. It's worth the visit
  • This place is grate i hope they finish restoring some of the castle to have exits to balcony
  • Interesting in term of history and culture, but there is no so much thing to do and see. Park is great to have a break in the afternoon. All access is free (parking for car and entrance).
  • Nice place to stop on the way to Montevideo from Piriapolis , Huge castle with loads of paintings.
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