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Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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A major regional landmark, Faro de Punta del Este offers extensive views of the surrounding landscape from a viewing platform at the top. Built in 1860, the cylindrical tower is made from materials shipped from Europe--the volcanic sand came from Rome, while the illumination system was brought from France. Climb the lighthouse's 150 steps for impressive vistas along the coastline. Put Faro de Punta del Este into our Punta del Este vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Punta del Este.
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  • The Lighthouse is a nice place to take beautiful pictures, and buy handicrafts that are sold outside the grounds of the lighthouse. Is a point of interest for the tourists and a place ideal for touring and take beautiful photos.
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  • See if the beacon from afar, when entering the neighborhood in which it is located, but you have to drive around until you reach your base. Is very well maintained, protected with bars preventing access of visitors interested in climbing. Located in neighborhood away from the Center, with an air of "inside", is surrounded by shops and cafes very charming. Sit down to a cup of coffee remembering the movies and books that have Lighthouse by scenario, it's all good. Not to mention the magnificent sunset of Punta, seen by those here!
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  • Lighthouse that is not on the beach and Yes on top of an elevation, picturesque so location that you can see the sea from 4 sides
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