Built between 1881-4 and reaching 26 meters (85 ft) high, the Faro (lighthouse) offers spectacular views of the town, the bay and the dunes at the top of its 132 steps. The lighthouse is unique in being at the only location that can be seen both on the northern and southern sides of the Atlantic, making it an important navigational spot. The minimal cost of 75c goes to cover maintenance. Children under eight are not allowed due to safety reasons.
The lighthouse is situated on the north-east tip of the town.
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Historical Building Types:
Site of historic significance
No set hours, but weekends and summer afternoons are best, though you can ask to go up any time.
Not wheelchair accessible - steps.
Price Description: 75c, no under 8s allowed
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.
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