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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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  • The Lighthouse is a real charm and we were hiking up to that point that is stuck in a very nice residential neighborhood. Don't come inside the lighthouse, but we can observe it from the outside.
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  • You can only visit from the exterior and get beautiful pictures on a sunset. Opposite to the lighthouse you can see and visit La Candelaria church. Another iconic place of the real Punta del Este. Thi...  more »
  • Dating from 1860, with 44 m tall, French Crystal lighting system and built with volcanic land of Rome, next to Iglesias de la Candelaria, guides the Atlantic ocean vessels and river plate, could be open to the public.
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