Faro de Jose Ignacio, Maldonado

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Take the stairs to the top of Faro de Jose Ignacio, an old lighthouse and a landmark of Punta del Este's coastline. First lit in 1877, the cylindrical stone tower has been well-maintained over the years, and still fulfills its main function: helping vessels navigate safely along the rocky stretch of coast. At 25 m (82 ft) tall, the observation area at the top of the lighthouse offers views of the area, giving you another perspective from which to appreciate the sandy beaches, sea, and rocky outcrops that adorn the coast. Plan your visit to Faro de Jose Ignacio and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Maldonado day trip planning website.
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  • Spectacular views, self-guided. Not wheelchair friendly or for large persons. Narrow staircase leads to a tiny hatch at the top. But totally worth it and family friendly.  more »
  • Amazing views and a very beautiful lighthouse! While in Jose Ignacio, make sure you take a stroll around the beach and town, until you reach the lighthouse and enjoy the photo opportunities...  more »
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