Maldonado is an area in southeastern Uruguay; its capital is the city of Maldonado. There are a number of interesting Maldonado sights that attract tourists to the city. For example, there is the San Fernando de Maldonado Cathedral, constructed in the 19th century, and the Cuartel del Dragones, a Spanish garrison built in the 18th century. When visiting Maldonado, you should also check out the Watchtower, built in the beginning of the 1800's, as well as El Puente de la Barra, a great example of a stressed ribbon bridge. One of the most popular locations for tourism in Maldonado is the town of Punta del Este. Maldonado attractions here include the magnificent beaches, as well as the Casapueblo art gallery and museum, where you can experience Maldonado culture. Another resort town similar to Punta del Este, though older, is Piriápolis. Take a weekend in Maldonado and visit the Templo de San Antonio in Piriápolis. A chair lift takes you to the top of the hill where the temple is located and you can enjoy splendid views. In the vicinity you’ll find one of the highest points in Uruguay; hikers love the challenging climb and the nature reserve that awaits them at the top. If you’re thinking of going shopping in Maldonado, do some research on the net to find the best spots.
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