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Fuerte de San Miguel, Chuy
(4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Head to Fuerte de San Miguel, an abandoned 18th century military fort. The Portuguese built the structure to defend the village from Spanish invaders, and the Spanish later reinforced it before abandoning it after Uruguayan independence was established. View the large stone ruins of the fort, restored in the 1930s and later declared a National Monument. Inside, view a collection of historical army uniforms, a small museum of military history, and an exhibit of watercolors by local artist Emilio Regalia. Plan to see Fuerte de San Miguel and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chuy family vacation planner.
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  • It was occupied by the Portuguese in 1737; It had been raised by the Spaniards in 1734. Its construction was coined stone; the initial plant was polygon shaped rectangular, with two bastions on the sides, separated by curtains. It features Poe and 300 metres from walls; a moat and drawbridge. The garrison had about 100 men. The Portuguese strategy was to build a fortified South of the strong San Miguel, to stop the Spaniards after 1762 and this was the origin of the fortress of Santa Teresa. To 1777, the possession of the Fort was for Spain. The Fort was rebuilt to 1933 and declared a national monument in 1937; today is a Museum of military history, with historic uniforms.
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  • The Fort was very well restored and preserved well. I have to pay a modest sum to enter. I liked especially how is has the history of its foundation and its restoration, in them posters that are put in each room. A military museum to find out if you are in the area.
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  • Every month I will give thanks to the san Miguel Chapel, the Fort is neat lacks a bit of maintenance to the baths
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  • Divine place...
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  • I love it!!! I have gone to thousands of times, and I'll go thousands of times more! This very well run later. With good recreations of period, well maintained. A stop in tours to the East. Highly recommended!
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  • It is excellent, is very well preserved. I recommend go with time, there is a lot to go.
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  • beautiful unfortunately the entries are not very good
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  • Spectacular.
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