Piriápolis is a city in the Maldonado Department of Uruguay, which was founded by Francisco Piria around 1890. It is mainly known as a summer resort and therefore has a relatively small permanent population for a city of its size. There is a beautiful walkway all along the Rambla all the way to the Marina. At the marina, there is a small chairlift which transports its passengers up to the Cerro San Antonio. Here you find a small chapel, a few restaurants as well as tourist shops. There are many places of interest in Piriápolis such as the Castillo Piria, The Templo de San Antonio, the Cerro Pan de Azúcar, boat tours and saltwater fishing are available at the Piriápolis port as well as the Reserva de Flora y Fauna del Pan de Azúcar and the Cerro del Torro. Many Restaurants can be found along the beach front and during the high season, Piriápolis is buzzing with activity.