Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Maldonado Department
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. 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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  • This lighthouse is one of the few old landmarks in this very modern city. It is not possible to go inside but it makes for a nice photo.  more »
  • This is one of the few historic things to see in Punta del Este. It is well worth walking to and imagining what it would have been like when it was first built, this is not easy given the amount of...  more »

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