Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo

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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. To plan Montevideo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The fortress on the Hill offers great views of Montevideo. If it's nice weather it is possible to do a picnic around. To enter you pay a ticket of 40 pesos (5 dollars) and a collection of old weapons and data about the independence of Uruguay. It's interesting because although not widely circulated the Uruguay became independent from Brazil. There's also a deposit which served as a prison very interesting. Bad just being a little distant (but by car is quiet to get) and not be material in Portuguese. Only in Spanish and part in English. Peimin Recommend! Great view of the city and the museum with old weapons (fireguns and swords). There is a foster with dolls showing how it was. Good place for a picnic if the weather is good. A little bit distant but if with are in car ok. Many informations only in spanish. Cheap (less then 2 dollars).
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  • The view is very good since there is everything that is the port of Montevideo and part of the city has a museum very care charge an entry of 20 0 40 weights do not remember well
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  • Very nice ride. Beautiful view. Interesting historically. Very nice, very well preserved. I recommend a visit.
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  • Nice place to spend an afternoon. Sometimes for those who do not know the fortress, this closed
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  • Beautiful view
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  • Excellent place of beautiful distraction view and quiet and family
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  • A beautiful view
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