Top 10 Things to do in La Barra, Uruguay

March 2, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

La Barra in Uruguay, from South America region, is best know for Bridges. Discover best things to do in La Barra with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in La Barra

1. Puente Leonel Viera

La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 822 reviews

Puente Leonel Viera

Reviewed By Rauko-uy - Punta del Este, Uruguay

A marvellous "domed" bridge made years ago by an engineering genius. Decades later the flow of traffic rendered it to narrow, so the Uruguayan government in a brilliant decision made another twin bridge next to it... exactly the same as the original with its two distinctive humps.

2. Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Punta Ballena | 13 km away from Punta del Este, Punta del Este 20003, Uruguay +598 4257 8041
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Once the home of celebrated Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, this eye-catching seaside Mediterranean-style structure is today a modern art museum.

Reviewed By feyms - NJ

We arrived by Tender from a Celebrity Cruise. Our tour guide took us to the Museo—Taller De Casapueblo. It was an oddly shaped Museum/Hotel and restaurant painted all white with irregular rounded shapes unlike most building structures. The parking lot was crowded with tourist busses and cars.
It cost $10 US to enter the museum which portrayed a few rooms of Modern Art pictures and sculptures. Sorry, but I just don’t get the appeal. There were books for sale, a nice balcony overlooking the water, and refreshments for sale. But, as far as I’m concerned, it was not a good value. My wife reassured me it was “iconic” for Punta De Estes, but I feel as if the beautiful town, upscale environment and Beaches were far more interesting.

3. Playa Montoya

Ruta 10, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay
Excellent
30%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Playa Montoya

Reviewed By lechuzon - Sherborn, Massachusetts

This beach as far as I am concerned is the perfect combo; enough waves for the adventurous, but never too scary for the family-type visitors; perfect for walking and finding treasures, food and snacks nearby, chair and umbrella rentals, and lots of happy people.

4. Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry

Ruta 104 - Km. 4. 5 | El Chorro, Punta del Este 20003, Uruguay +598 4277 5563
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry

Beautiful park with sculptures by the uruguayan artist Pablo atchugarry and other international artists. It also has a building with rotative Exhibitions and two stages where free events are held.

Reviewed By ldt43 - Toronto

The Fundación Pablo Atchugarry houses not only the studio of this celebrated Uruguayan sculptor, but also includes a superb installation of contemporary sculpture on the beautiful grounds, a gallery of his own work, and a larger gallery with special Exhibitions of contemporary artists whom he knows. But the special treat was to meet, visit with, and watch the artist himself create his masterpieces in Italian travertine marble.

5. Ralli Museum

Los Arrayanes s/n | Barrio Beverly Hills, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay +598 4248 3476
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 670 reviews

Ralli Museum

The Ralli Museums is focused on drawing attention to the works of living Latin-American Artists. Additionally, it exhibits works by European 15th through 18th. Century artists, post-impressionism collections as well as paintings and sculptures representing other artistic trends. As a non-profit, private institution we do not accept donations or subsidies fromo either public or private sources. Nor do we engage in any kind of commercial activity; consequently, no dining facilities or museums shops are available in our premises. We hope you will enjoy this proposal as muchs as we have enjoyed preparing it for you.

Reviewed By Mike M - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This museum is only open at weekends. The building is beautiful, outside and in. There's a quite nice wee sculpture garden/courtyard. Thankfully this was free as it was our third disappointing visit to places of art in Punta del Este. Another 5-10 minute tour of a flat, uninspiring display.

6. Isla Gorriti

Rio de la Plata, Bahia Maldonado, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay +598 4244 4750
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Isla Gorriti

Reviewed By dianamacg - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Always on view when one faces westwards it is worth a visit. One tekes a boat trip from the port of Punta del Este and a few minutes later arrive on the island. It is worth taking a picnic and settling in the peace and quiet at one of the tables dotted around. There is only one beach and it is usually pretty crowded and the beach bar packed as well, hence the picnic idea. A lovely stroll amongst the pine trees and then back again. Not worth spending a whole day there but a pleasant way to spend 3 or 4 hours.

7. Rambla General Jose Artigas

Peninsula, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Rambla General Jose Artigas

Reviewed By Pepperjackm - Texas

Rambla goes all around the Peninsula I would start at the Hand by the bus station, and Brava beach around the point Great Britain Square, then past the Harbor, on to Mansa Beach, or the reverse. Good views, picture taking, sea lions in the marina.

8. Puerto de Punta del Este

Punta del Este, Uruguay +598 4244 1000
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Puerto de Punta del Este

Reviewed By gerleg12 - Vancouver, Canada

Punta del este is a great place to see. We took a small group tour from the wharf where our cruise ship dropped us. The hand in the sand is quite interesting, as well as the must see Ralli Museum and Casapueblo, along with many other sites.

9. Playa Mansa

Punta del Este, Uruguay
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Playa Mansa

Reviewed By Darrel J - Perth, Australia

Calm water, ideal for kids, & endless beach Nice whitish sand but chilly the day we were there - many people sunbathing but not many swimming

10. Isla de Lobos

Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay +598 94 443 600
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 436 reviews

Isla de Lobos

Reviewed By airport2015 - Jerusalem, Israel

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct species of Sea Lions

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