Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Maldonado Department
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. Arrange to visit Faro de Punta del Este and other attractions in Punta del Este using our Punta del Este trip planning website .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Lighthouse that is Punta attraction but unfortunately there is no information nor can get closer.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Located in the historical centre, between the mansa and brava beach is a beautiful place. Divides the Atlantic of the Río de la Plata is near a monument with a small plaque commemorating the battle of the Río de la Plata
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  • September 26, 2017
    It's a lighthouse as so many others who has the coast of Uruguay. This does not give up, the only way to get pictures downstairs of the street.
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A major vacation destination, Punta del Este boasts a wide range of accommodation options, though most establishments remain relatively expensive even during the off-season. Summer marks the peak of tourism (December to March), and during that time even mid-range hotels charge top rates. Visitors with deeper pockets can choose from a number of three- and four-star hotels within walking distance of good beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider one of the hostels scattered throughout Punta del Este's residential neighborhoods.
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