Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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#2 of 9 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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  • In the old part of Punta del Este near the Church of Candelaria. One of the many lighthouses that are present in the coasts around the world to mark the Earth and the rout of the Mariners. Beautiful example of architecture, soars high in the sky, is worth a quick visit from the outside as it is forbidden to bring inside.
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  • Is a small lighthouse if compared with the other, but very nice. A pity that you cannot visit him inside. Even so, I recommend the view.
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  • You can't enter or climb the lighthouse. Located at the tip of punta del leste, in front of the Church. Worth investing 2:00 to know the place. Verrrrry nice.
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