The Maldonado Department with an area of 4,793 km2 (1,851 sq mi) is located to the southeast of Uruguay
. Its capital is Maldonado is located on Route 39 and shares borders with Punta del Esteto the south, Pinares - Las Delicias to the south and to the east and suburb La Sonrisa to the north. Together they all form a unified metropolitan area. East of the city flows the stream Arroyo Maldonado. The next city to the north is San Carlos
, only 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) away on Route 39. This metropolitan area features many local festivities and has a range of accommodations
and lodging options. From spacious vacation rentals to cozier condo rentals and apartment rentals.
Remarkable sights in the city of Maldonado include the San Fernando de Maldonado Cathedral
, a neoclassic cathedral begun in 1801 and completed in 1895; the Cuartel de Dragones (The Dragoons' Barracks) is a Spanish garrison begun in 1771 and completed in 1797. The Torre del Vigia (meaning "tower of vigilance" or, more simply, "watchtower") was built in 1800 under the direction of Rafael Pérez del Puerto, its function was to inform the authorities of the entrance in Buenos Aires
of the approach of any ship to the Río de la Plata. The El Puente de la Barra, a stressed ribbon bridge, where the roadbed swoops up, down, and back up and down once more, demonstrates an exceptional economy of material.
All visitors to Maldonado will find many accommodation, apartment rental and vacation rental options located in and around its many wonderful notable sites.
The city of Maldonado keeps the spirit of a small town
intact even though it is a city under constant development. Getting lost in its streets and its people to get to know the city is worthwhile. It offers many traditional accommodations, vacation rental and apartment rental choices are just a few of the features of this department.
Uruguay's pleasant climate makes any season a good time to visit Malonado
, one of South Uruguay
treasures, but high season during the summer months may make reservations harder to get. It is a wonderful destination
and it offers a whole range of tourism attractions and a range of accommodation options from apartment rentals and vacation rentals to suit all budgets and tastes.