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Cuartel de Dragones

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Cuartel de Dragones

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Rafael Perez del Puerto y 18 de Julio, Maldonado 20000 Uruguay
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Get to know Punta del Este, also called the Pearl of the Atlantic. The walk begins on the Rambla de Montevideo, the Interbalnearia route until we reach Piriápolis, where we will make our first stop to enjoy the beautiful view of Cerro San Antonio. Then we will continue to Punta del Este where we will arrive at Punta Ballena, the area where Casa Pueblo is located. Then we will visit the residential neighborhoods of Punta del Este, Mansa and Brava beaches, El Puerto, Gorlero street, etc. We have free time for lunch or enjoying the beautiful beaches.<br><br>
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AdventurePhiles wrote a review Mar 2019
Dallas, Texas804 contributions522 helpful votes
The grounds and the history of the Cuartel are nice. But, the real gem is the museum (Coleccion de Pinturas y Escultura Nacional) which houses dozens of beautiful sculptures and paintings and studies by such artists as Jose Belloni, Jose Luis Zorrilla de San Martin and Pedro Blanes Viale. One can easily spend an hour hear, admiring the art works.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Hugokater wrote a review Mar 2016
Bad Toelz, Germany66 contributions14 helpful votes
Small but very interesting, telling about Uruguay's history and founding of the country. Free entry!
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Debbie K wrote a review Aug 2014
Adrian, Michigan9,397 contributions826 helpful votes
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This place is an old army barracks built in 1771. It is well-preserved and has some interesting displays. I was surprised this place was not on TripAdvisor (at least not that I could find unless it was under a different designation). We found it on the listing for the city of Maldonado on Wiki. We were looking at that because my son had an interest in going into Maldonado just to see what it was like. The location was close to the town center and was not difficult to find. It was a free attraction. We walked in from the 25 de Mayo side as there was a gate there that provided easy access. Opposite this, we noticed a place for car entry and parking. There was a large drill yard in the middle of the compound and several rooms of the barracks were open with displays available for perusal. The signage were all in Spanish so a working knowledge of the language helped. There was a display on Artigas and his lead role in the liberation of Uruguay. The most interesting and memorable of the displays, however, was the Libertadores de Americas room. This displayed busts of several figures associated with independence throughout the North and South American continents including Cordoba from Colombia, O'Higgins from Chile, Bolivar from Venezuela and even George Washington from the US, among others. At the head of the display, of course, was Artigas of Uruguay. Overall, this is a very nice little museum/monument and it does not take a lot of time to get through it. If you are in Maldonado, it's worth taking a few minutes to pop in and see it.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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