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Faro Cabo Santa Maria

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Address: Avenida del Faro s/n, La Paloma 27001, Uruguay
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Great view, long wait to get to the top

My boyfriend and I went to the lighthouse in La Paloma one weekend evening about an hour before sunset. We visited many lighthouses in Uruguay and this one was the tallest. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Krista S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went to the lighthouse in La Paloma one weekend evening about an hour before sunset. We visited many lighthouses in Uruguay and this one was the tallest. The lighthouse has one very tiny spiral staircase that leads you to a hall to a much larger spiral staircase. At the top of the second staircase is a... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

143 steps and you have a chance to take wonderful pictures. Friendly englishspeaking reception and beautiful views over La Paloma beaches and village.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Great light house. Very phallic which might excite some. It certainly made me develop some nice thoughts. I had the light house view from my hotel room. Looks great at night. A good land mark in a nice area

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

La Paloma is not that big and not many sights to visit, but this s a must see. Not so much for the building itself, as for the SPECTACULAR view from the top. Beware not for the faint hearted, but maybe a goof way to get over your vertigo.

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

La Paloma is a small beach town, quiet and peaceful The lighthouse is one of the few attraction there, standing quiet and bright against the horizon In the end of the day it offers a nice view, red sun lightning west face against the dark blue sky

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Apparently almost all light houses in Uruguay are open to the public (small fee to enter). I'm terrified of heights but love light houses, so always go up when given a chance. I almost got stuck at the top of this one owing to the way the access to the top level is designed. For those afraid of heights, it... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Suuuper tiny fishermen's village off season! Must go if you want loooong beach walks without seeing anybody. The HI hostel is open all year round, not the cleanest but still nice :)

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

La paloma is a nice área you can visit. Popular among local people or young tourist. if it is open you can go up an check the great view of the área.

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

It is not an amazing place, but it has a nice sightseeing. It is worth the visit if you have some time. Great view from the top.

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