Mano de Punta del Este
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  • KarenM1_10
    1,045 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing if you are in the area
    We walked here from the port area. You cannot miss it since there are lots of tourists in this area taking pictures and it is difficult to get a good picture without capturing a slew of other people in the photo. The purpose of the sculpture is to be a warning to swimmers since the waters in this area are particularly rough. The walk was along the promenade and was very nice. If you have seen something similar, you may want to skip it.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Stook 19
    Toronto, Canada7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Give olives a chance
    Punta del Este, Uruguay is a very pretty coastal town. It is developing, we were told for better or for worse, as a jetsetters playground. We enjoyed a 3 hour tour of the town with it's iconic Casa Puebla, which for me was Gaudi-esque, and the unique Mano de Punta del Este on the beach. Best was visiting a small scale olive plantation, Olivas de las Animas, where we enjoyed learning about the process, and tasting the various flavors of oil, together with a generous tray of accompaniements and local wine.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, Missouri883 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five Stars for Five Fingers!
    Speaks for itself! A quirky monument that’s fun to take pictures with. It’s not very out of the way of the main beach area so if you’re going to Punta del Este you might as well see it.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our tour to an olive oil producer drove by on the way. However, on the way back we were given the option to get off the bus and walk back to the cruise ship (about 10-12 blocks). I was the only one to get off but this gave me the opportunity to walk over (about a block) to take some photos. Of course, it was busy with tourists and locals but it was still fun to see and photograph.
This piece was apparently created by Chilean artist Mario Irarrazabal during a contest in 1982 as part of the first International Meeting of Modern Sculpture in the Open Air.
Written April 26, 2020
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Jonathan L
London22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This iconic sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal, completed in 6 days a few months before the 1982 South Atlantic conflict, has a variety of names but is known to all locals as 'Los Dedos' (The Fingers). It is such a successful sculpture that it makes all the other nearby pieces look like junk from a scrapyard. Since it's on the windswept eastern side of the peninsula ('la brava'), and the beaches of the calmer western side ('la mansa') are only a few hundreds away, it would be fun if the Punta authorities could be persuaded to commission some toes the same size on Parada 1 of the mansa, within sight of the fingers, so that the hordes of tourists could imagine a huge body connecting them underneath the peninsula. The only problem is that 'fingers' and 'toes' are the same word in Spanish, so the toes might have to be known as the foot fingers ('los dedos del pie').
Written February 11, 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,045 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We walked here from the port area. You cannot miss it since there are lots of tourists in this area taking pictures and it is difficult to get a good picture without capturing a slew of other people in the photo. The purpose of the sculpture is to be a warning to swimmers since the waters in this area are particularly rough. The walk was along the promenade and was very nice. If you have seen something similar, you may want to skip it.
Written May 26, 2023
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Stook 19
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Punta del Este, Uruguay is a very pretty coastal town. It is developing, we were told for better or for worse, as a jetsetters playground. We enjoyed a 3 hour tour of the town with it's iconic Casa Puebla, which for me was Gaudi-esque, and the unique Mano de Punta del Este on the beach. Best was visiting a small scale olive plantation, Olivas de las Animas, where we enjoyed learning about the process, and tasting the various flavors of oil, together with a generous tray of accompaniements and local wine.
Written March 28, 2024
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Famous hand in the sand. We really enjoyed taking pictures. Make sure you enter where there is a walk area. Several people were just walking on the sand and ended up trying to get the sand out of their shoes. It was busy with everyone trying to get a picture but worth it. It is just a fun place. There is a shop nearby where you can buy souvenirs. It is a must stop.
Written March 1, 2020
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TraceyMH
Toronto, Canada466 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not sure why this is an attraction but everyone goes and takes pictures of the fingers coming out of the sand. Sorry but nothing spectacular. Nice beach in front of the hand - though rough. Nice just to walk around PUnta del Este!
Written April 27, 2020
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lessaloha
Breckenridge, CO206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
They aren't pink! This is a site to see. Yes, too many people climbing on them but...If you build it, they will come! It does have a boardwalk to walk around the fingers. Many statues up the beautiful beach worth seeing. Nice shops and restaurants as well. Great day trip.
Written January 12, 2020
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Soňa G
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
El Mano is very interesting sculpture on interesting place. but it is usually crowded. I think you have to go there at night if you want it for yourself. There are also tours coming only to take a picture with that, so just run away.
Written April 12, 2020
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Melissa B
Saint Louis, MO883 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Speaks for itself! A quirky monument that’s fun to take pictures with. It’s not very out of the way of the main beach area so if you’re going to Punta del Este you might as well see it.
Written April 1, 2024
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
La Mano de Punta del Este is the symbol of the city and it is famous for this impressive and ingenious piece of architecture. It is found on one of the most famous and largest beaches, Brava beach, so once you've finished taking photos you can take your shoes off an walk along this beautiful location.
Written December 15, 2019
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