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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  • It's a great walk, very careless, little access to certain parts of the Castle, very come less and not find Guide for the visit, a pity, you ends looking without knowing what.
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  • The castle is not appreciated in its entirety. There are parts which can not be accessed. Make reboques, paint, cleaning a pity you are missing!
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  • The Castillo de Piria is very close to the Centre of Piriapolis. The structure is under construction, but you can see all the beauty of the place. Special attention to the history of the Spa created by Francisco Piria.
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  • 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).
  • Not essential but nice place. You can visit it in 30 min or less.
  • Niceee place
  • Have to visit!
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Where to stay in Piriapolis

No one can say for sure what Francisco Pira would have made of the modern development in Piriapolis--but he wanted a beach resort, and he's sure got one. Hotels old and new cling to the beach, offering a variety of facilities including private swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, casinos, and spas. For something a bit quieter, explore the resort-style accommodations in the less built-up areas of the beach. Alternatively, head a bit back from the coast for simpler, modest options.
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