What to do and see in Maldonado Department, Maldonado Department: The Best Free Things to do

April 20, 2022 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Maldonado Department, Uruguay including Cerro San Antonio, Capilla San Rafael, Ralli Museum Punta del Este, Playa Mansa, Puerto de Punta del Este, Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, Arboretum Lussich, Playa Hermosa, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Rambla de Piriapolis.

1. Cerro San Antonio

Piriapolis 20200 Uruguay +598 4432 5055 http://tmturismo.com/index.php
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4.5 based on 1,282 reviews

Cerro San Antonio

Ascend this hill on foot or cable car for a great view and an up-close look at the terracotta statue of San Antonio at the top.

Reviewed By FiloFilmz

the perfect place to see all of Piriapolis, as well as the port below, from the top of an easy to access hill. check it out !

2. Capilla San Rafael

Avenida Vina del Mar, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Capilla San Rafael

3. Ralli Museum Punta del Este

Los Arrayanes s/n Los Arrayanes s/n esquina Pitangas., Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay +598 4248 3476 [email protected] http://www.museoralli.com.uy/
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4.5 based on 787 reviews

Ralli Museum Punta del Este

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 GordonW318 - Gloucester, United Kingdom

This museum is a must visit place when in Punta Del Este. It has free entry and is full of bronzes in the gardens through which one can walk. There are also two floors indoors which has a collection of paintings and sculpture by some of Latin America's most talented artists complemented by works by Dali, Chagall and others. Of particular interest are the many caricature paintings of past and current day events. The Ralli Museum is set in a beautiful building itself. This is one of the best museums I have visited offering something totally different from what one would expect.

4. Playa Mansa

Punta del Este Uruguay
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4.5 based on 3,156 reviews

Playa Mansa

Reviewed By FiloFilmz

This very nice beach is a favorite for beach-goers as well as for beach fishing. Since it's the Mansa (river) side of the PdE peninsula, it tends to have smaller waves.

5. Puerto de Punta del Este

Punta del Este Uruguay +598 4244 1000 http://www.puntadeleste.com/es/...
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4.5 based on 5,088 reviews

Puerto de Punta del Este

Reviewed By victoriapU836HE

Beautiful day and view of the port. From fishing boats to fine yachts, it is a nice stroll. Clean and safe for visitors. Enjoy the fresh fish market and watch the vendor clean and sell fish.

6. Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry

Ruta 104 - Km. 4. 5 El Chorro, Punta del Este 20003 Uruguay +598 4277 5563 [email protected] http://www.fundacionpabloatchugarry.org
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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 carolmL5814HA - Almancil, Portugal

We spent several days in the area of Jose Ignacio and Punta Del Este and on the last day of our holiday our guide brought us to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry where we had the good fortune to meet the great man himself! Although hard at work with his team in his atelier, he took time to talk to us about his work and show us around. His marble sculptures are beautiful and a joy to behold. Make sure to see his Pietà located in the little chapel. Works of many other artists are on display in the sculpture garden and there is also an art gallery on the site. The addition of a cafe would greatly add to the enjoyment of the visit as this is a place where one wishes to linger. When visiting Uruguay this is a ‘must see’ place if you have any interest in art.

7. Arboretum Lussich

Camino Lussich, Ruta 38 a 300 Mts en la Ruta 93, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay http://www.arboretumlussich.com
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Arboretum Lussich

Reviewed By 365traceyw - Chesterton, United Kingdom

Lots of trails to walk as long or short as you feel. Great views, beautiful trees and several good viewpoints.

8. Playa Hermosa

Ruta 10 km 93, Piriapolis 20200 Uruguay +598 4432 5889 http://www.casaseneleste.com
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4.5 based on 214 reviews

Playa Hermosa

Reviewed By juanmK4181NG

Playa Hermosa (Beautiful Beach) is a lovely long and wide Beach that is close to the city of Pirapolis. Not as busy as some of the better know beaches close by (Pirapolis, San Fransisco) but every bit as nice. A lovely spot to watch the sunset.

9. Playa de Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio 20402 Uruguay
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4.5 based on 526 reviews

Playa de Jose Ignacio

Reviewed By frankw46 - Munich, Germany

This beach is a place where you will like wheter you are there judt alone, as a couple or with family & friends. Long sand dunes and nice access to the sea. For those who like waves there are also some around. Go and take a swim.

10. Rambla de Piriapolis

Rambla de los Argentinos Avenida Piria, Piriapolis 20200 Uruguay http://www.piriapolisportal.com.uy
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Rambla de Piriapolis

Reviewed By ElenaP2205 - Romania, null

Here the promenade is very very nice. The views are fantastic, the beach is sandy, the wind is refreshing.

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