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Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Start with a very slow walk around the port side of Punta del Este, head towards the sea front and around the peninusla. We actually started at SOHO restaurant by the port, so we were very well fed be...  more »
  • If you come to this area to see the Iglesia Candelaria, you can't miss this lighthouse. I'm not sure if you can go inside, but it worth some photos from outside.  more »
  • Similiar to most light houses you will see but complex of buildings is attractive & location in Plaza Faro is worth a visit  more »