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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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  • For a city like Punta, expects a lighthouse with some attractive or mirador, but really without any expectations, totally deserted around.
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  • Situated in the middle of a square, this Lighthouse stands out to other buildings of the site. Pretty to look at and admire.
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  • Through the lighthouse that looks good care and attention for the architecture, no we went up to visit because it was closed and we've seen no indication whether it was possible to go up to see the view of the city.
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