Museo del Mar
Calle De Los Corsarios casi calle El Galeón, El Tesoro
77 18 17
Open all the year long. Consult time schedule.
Adults: $U 100 (uruguayan pesos). Kids: $U 70 (uruguayan pesos).
When one arrives to the entrance of this private museum, it is hard to imagine the wealth of marine objects to be found inside.
Sea shells of all types and colours, turtles, whale skeletons are all exhibited in perfect order and classification.
An aquarium is being built at the moment, soon to be inaugurated.
It is ideal for a visit with kids.
The easiest way to get there is to cross La Barra Bridge and follow the street that crosses the route, following the signs.
Contrary to popular belief, La Barra was created as tourist resort and was not originally a fishing village, though fishing - especially the species corvina negra - is a classic of the area. The inhabitants of the city of San Carlos, which is inland, were the first to build houses there. ...