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Address: Rambla General Jose Artigas, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Punta del Este City Sightseeing Tour
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Crazy sculpture literally installed in the beach

Loved this quirky hand with the fingertips reaching out of the sand, like some long buried giant awakening. However, the crowds and vendors (even in off season) took away some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Lyons, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did enjoy visiting the fingers. It was a fun place for photos on a beautiful beach. Can't say I understand all the fuss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just visited Punta and only for 1 day, but it's a really agreeable city, with good restaurant and a good weather too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this quirky hand with the fingertips reaching out of the sand, like some long buried giant awakening. However, the crowds and vendors (even in off season) took away some private enjoyment and "meditation." But go and have silly fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has survived the ravages of being on the beachfront for 35 years and is (in my opinion) the only distinguishing landmark in Punta del Este. It is quite quirky and a good photo opportunity, but getting a clean shot needs an early start, before the tourists converge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sculpture is a city landmark and a must see. Taking pictures is very hard during holidays especially during the day(at night less people are there). Strongly recommend and suggest to follow it with a visit to playa Brava.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose this beach and the hand will be better when there is less people but as it was weekend it was so crowded that almost you could not see the hand or the beach because the accumulation of bodies. If you go to see it, go in low season

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Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"The Hand" was a lot smaller in person than expected. Extremely crowded. Teens would find this area a lot of fun - a lot of activity in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place for a photo opportunity. There seems to be at least 50 people crowding round for Insta pics at any given time of the day. People are going crazy for photos of the fingers. The beach right behind the hand is beautiful and clean. The place is a hive of activity with paragliders landing nearby. Elbow your way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This famous sculpture is a symbol for Punta del Este, and due to its central location you will end up visiting it for sure. In the high season it will be impossible to take a picture with the hand alone. Lots of people hanging on it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Not a whole lot to say about this, it's a wonderful landmark for the city, the lines are relatively short to take pictures, and the views of the city are pretty pleasing. Good place for a souvenir photo. Worth it.

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