Punta Brava Lighthouse

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Faro de Punta Brava
Faro Punta Brava, Montevideo.jpg
Location  Uruguay
Coordinates 34°56′07″S 56°09′36″W / 34.93528°S 56.16000°W / -34.93528; -56.16000
Automated 1962
Construction 1876
Tower shape Conical tower
Admiralty number URU 012
NGA number 19184
ARLHS number G0700

Punta Brava Lighthouse (Faro de Punta Brava), also known as Punta Carretas Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was erected in 1876. The lighthouse has a height of 21 metres and its light reaches 15 miles away, with a flash every ten seconds. [1]In 1962, the lighthouse became electric. The lighthouse is important for guiding boats into the Banco Inglés, Buceo Port or the entrance of the Santa Lucía River, west of Montevideo city.


  1. ^ "Our Neighborhood". Hotel Caladivolpe. Retrieved 19 November 2010.