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Castillo de Piria, Piriapolis
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. Make Castillo de Piria part of your personalized Piriapolis itinerary using our Piriapolis holiday planner.
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Read the review and was excited to see , but the reality was not satisfying at all .Very small building compared to any other castles I have ever seen , and not much to see inside . Its on the way to ... read more »
Una gran pena. Forma parte del conjunto de obras del visionario Francisco Piria y está muy descuidada, apenas se puede acceder a la planta baja donde hay un par de cosas y en la planta alta solamente ... read more »A great shame. Part of the set of works by the visionary Francisco Piria and is very careless, just you can access the first floor where there are a couple of things and just 2 bedrooms upstairs.show original
Muy buena atención.concurrimos el 30 de septiembre por la tarde.interesante historia . Fuimos muy bien atendidas y correspondidas por la Sra que allí estaba. Cuando nos interesamos por la historia del... read more »Very good atencion.concurrimos 30 September by the tarde.interesante history. We were very well attended and changes by the Sra that there was. When we are interested in the history of the Castle offered us very kindly look at videos that brought much of the history of Piriapolis.gracias! Nice ride!show original
Not essential but nice place. You can visit it in 30 min or less.
Piria's castle has a couple cool historical displays with timelines and photos. Was a fun quick little stop and learned a bit about the areas history. Also had some friendly guys working on restoring stuff.
Brian LacostaCute, but nothing from the other world.show original
Diego De BarbieriBeautiful park. The castle in if is fome.show original
Jose rivasIf you go walk in piriápolis... don't forget to visit this castle... When you enter you moved to those years steeped in history...show original
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