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Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
Built to protect a lighthouse from British invasion, Fortaleza del Cerro stands proudly over the city, offering a fantastic view. The fortress, built in 1839, sit at the top of Cerro de Montevideo, some 439 ft (134 m) above sea level. Today, the historic building houses a military museum, home to a collection of firearms. The lighthouse protected by this fortress continues to operate and runs regular tours. The area around the fortress is a little bit rough, so stick to main roads or opt for a taxi to get here. Work out when and for how long to visit Fortaleza del Cerro and other Montevideo attractions using our handy Montevideo vacation route planner.
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El Cerro de Montevideo junto con su Fortaleza es un sitio que esta en letargo hace mucho tiempo, ya no es un paseo súper concurrido como lo supo ser hace unos años..... se ha caído, no hay servicios, ... read more »He Cerro of Montevideo together with its fortress is a site that this in lethargy makes much time, already not is a ride super busy as it knew be makes ones years... is has fallen, not there are services, not there is security, have followed concurring but already not me feel safe for stay me a good while as it was before, for walking to take Matt. It is a pity! It is still easy to get to the via Montevideo, Carlos María Ramírez and Greece accesses and then access Street, is well indicated. I'm not saying that it can not go, but if you watch and do not relax. It is still a privileged site to have a view of much of Montevideo since its height allows a very good view of the city.show original
Llegamos en nuestro carro hasta la punta del cerro y nos dio miedo bajar del carro para tomar fotos panoramicas por la gente que habia rondando x el lugar. No hay presencia de policias y da una sensac... read more »We arrived in our truck to tip of the Hill and it gave us fear lower truck to take pictures Panorama by the people he had around for the place. There is no police presence and gives a feeling of insecurity.show original
Realizar la visita a la fortaleza es sin dudas una excelente opcion ya que desde su ubicacion se puede observar todo el puerto de montevideo se tiene una vista inigualable de la ciudad. 100% recomenda... read more »The visit to the fortress is without a doubt an excellent choice since its location you can see all the port of montevideo is an unparalleled view of the city. 100% recommended.show original
The best view of Montevideo. The suburb around it is somewhat scary and has a very bad reputation for public safety. If it didn't, it would be the most expensive area of the city due to its setting and architecture.
Good tourist place with a great view
Bernardo de Montejumbura
Fantastic place! Gorgeous view of the city!!
Conrado Miguel VigoHistoric site that is worth visiting. Spectacular view of Montevideo and its port.show original
Agus gonzalezWhich speaks of the time of artigasshow original
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