Maldonado, a destination that expands its proposal of attractions

It is one of the most prominent departments of Uruguay, 130 kilometers from the capital

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Maldonado is one of the most important departments in Uruguay, standing out for its beautiful coastal landscape, charming beaches and a mix of rural charm and modernity. It is located just 130 kilometers from Montevideo and is connected to the rest of the country by a modern transportation system that includes an airport, port, buses, taxis and vans, which allows the visitor to move around the city and its surroundings in a matter of just a few minutes. minutes.

It is impossible to think about Maldonado without referring to Punta del Este, a classic that is constantly renewed. It is the most famous tourist destination in Uruguay, known for its beaches, nightlife, cultural events and high-quality gastronomy. One of the best ways to explore the mythical destination is through a tour, in which visitors will have the opportunity to visit the hand in Playa Brava, the port, Playa Brava and Mansa, the lighthouse and the Candelaria Church. Without a doubt, one of the most emblematic points of the place is Casa Pueblo, the workshop museum that operates in the center of the large construction and exhibits the works of its creator, the Uruguayan master Carlos Páez Vilaró, multifaceted artist and muralist par excellence. In its rooms, paintings, ceramics and sculptures made in different stages of artistic work are exhibited. The museum has a movie theater where documentaries about his life and work are shown. Throughout the route, which includes five rooms and three terraces, the concept of modeled architecture is perceived.

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If we talk about the most important entertainment center in the region, we are referring to Enjoy Punta del Este. The resort has rooms with unparalleled views of the bay, exquisite cuisine and a wide range of entertainment for the whole family. Among its many gastronomic proposals, the Las Brisas restaurant stands out, which from its outdoor terrace offers a privileged view of the sea and Gorriti Island. Its extensive menu offers various international dishes, highlighting homemade pasta, the catch of the day and the Uruguayan grill.


Among the different regions within the department of Maldonado, we can mention La Barra, which has beaches recognized for their beauty and relaxed atmosphere. The icon of the area is the Leonel Viera Undulating Bridge, which crosses the Maldonado stream and offers a unique view. Another notable region is Manantiales, which is famous for its beautiful beaches and bohemian atmosphere. José Ignacio stands out as another area of ​​great importance in the department, with exclusive beaches, quality gastronomy and the lighthouse, which is the emblematic landmark of the place.

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A must-see in Maldonado is, without a doubt, the Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art, located at km 4.5 of Route 104 in Manantiales. In the immense 45-hectare property, you can find seven exhibition rooms, a cinema, a theater, a teaching room, a library, an open-air amphitheater, more than 75 sculptures and a chapel with the work La Pietà, by Pablo Atchugarry. . Currently, in the Permanent Collection you can find various works by renowned artists, such as Gonzalo Fonseca, Julio Le Parc, Carlos Cruz Diez, Frank Stella, among others. MACA's cultural programming offers festivals, film series, concerts, conferences, seminars and workshops where different professionals, artists and art critics participate. In addition, educational outreach activities are carried out.

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