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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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  • Good place to visit, with easy access, and great view of the horizon in Punta del Este, is one of the sights of the city
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  • Do the walk along the waterfront of the Mansa to the port, climbing toward the Brava and meet with the lighthouse to visit it and make good photos.
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  • The Lighthouse is the point of orientation in the probably most beautiful district of the region in which you get already lost, all streets are pretty and lead in three directions to the bottom end In the water. The look!
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