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The 1874 completion of this local lighthouse marked La Paloma’s genesis as a summer beach resort. The unfinished first attempt collapsed in a violent storm, killing 17 French and Italian workers who are buried nearby...
One of the town’s most prominent landmarks, Colonia’s 19th-century lighthouse provides an excellent view of the old town and the Río de la Plata...
The most dramatic way to enter Barrio Histórico is via the reconstructed 1745 city gate...
At the west end of the Plaza Independencia is the Puerta de la Ciudadela, a stone gateway that is one of the only remnants of the colonial citadel demolished in 1833.
Cabo Polonio’s striking lighthouse provides a fabulous perspective on the point, the sea-lion colony, and the surrounding dunes and islands.
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