Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo
(3.9/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • One of the walks forced in Montevideo. From there you can see around the port city and there is a museum within it. Very interesting to visit.
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  • If you got time par approach, do not hesitate. It has an excellent view, and is interesting. Check visiting hours, and not go too late.
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  • If venis to Montevideo, one of the must-see is the Fort General Artigas, there you will find lots of history from the time of the banda oriental and the revolution. You will also enjoy a panoramic 360 ° city, unmatched.
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Google
  • 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
  • Fantastic place! Gorgeous view of the city!!
  • Historic site that is worth visiting. Spectacular view of Montevideo and its port.
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  • A good place to enjoy the landscape with peace of mind. Great for a picnic or something as well. A little difficult to get collective and located in a region that seems a little dangerous.
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