Visit Piriápolis

Cultural and Historical Piriápolis

The following are the essential places to visit to get to know the history of the destination. These places forge its identity. This is a small selection of all the historical sites that can be visited.

Having a car the journey can be done in a full day.

  • Piria's Castle

    The castle was the private residence of Francisco Piria in Piriapolis, located in the heart of the agroindustrial Piriapolis. It is the work of Mr. Aquiles Monzani...
  • Piria's church

    The Gothic cathedral or church as Piria promoted it, registered under the name of "Iglesia Ortodoxa de la Dormición de la Virgen María", was begun in...
  • Pabellón de las Rosas

    In Montevideo, in the area known as Lomas de Zamora, Piria bought more than 40 hectares of land for fractionation. In the place there was a stud. He tried to...
  • Argentino Hotel

    The foundation stone was laid in 1920, an event in which the President of the time Baltsar Brum was  present (which highlights its importance). It...
  • Railway Museum

    In 1914 it was under construction the train line which connected Montevideo with the east zone. At first the line was not going to stop at Pan de Azúcar, but...
  • Ex Hotel Piriápolis - Colonia Escolar

    The Piriapolis Hotel was inaugurated on December 15, 1905 . It was concieved by the architect Alfredo Jones Brown, designed and used for providing high-class...
  • Paseo de la Pasiva

    Currently in this place the Artist Fair can be found. It currently has about a hundred posts of Uruguayan and Argentinian artisans who enroll every year to...
  • Del Toro hill

    The Del Toro hill used to be a monitoring point of the Spanish army waiting for enemy ships. It has 240 meters high and is part of the Sierra de las Ánimas. It was...
  • Venus Fountain

    Inaugurated in February 1911, the temple was designed by architect Beltrame and the statue of Venus was designed by Mathurin Moreau.

    This main statue...
  • MAP - Les Mouettes

    The villa was designed by architect Alfredo Jones Brown and is the oldest building in the coastal area of Piriapolis . It was completed in 1904 and was the...
  • San Antonio hill

    Originally called Cerro del Inglés (renamed by Piria to attract engaged couples), the San Antonio hill is located on the bay of Piriapolis with a height of 130...
  • Virgen de los Pescadores

    La Virgen de los Pescadores or Stella Maris as it was also promoted, is located on the slopes of Cerro del Inglés (San Antonio Hill). It is accessed by a...
  • Piriápolis port

    Piriapolis port, originally known as Puerto del Ingles, was a determining for Francisco Piria to buy these lands since it was the only way for quick...
  • Pittamiglio's castle

    At Las Flores, on Route 71, is the castle of Humberto Pittamiglio (November 23 , 1887-September 28, 1966). It has an unique...

Piria's Castle

Piria's church

Pabellón de las Rosas

Argentino Hotel

Railway Museum

Ex Hotel Piriápolis - Colonia Escolar

Paseo de la Pasiva

Del Toro hill

Venus Fountain

MAP - Les Mouettes

San Antonio hill

Virgen de los Pescadores

Piriápolis port

Pittamiglio's castle