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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  • It is a fortress historic that has the best view of the Bay of Montevideo, that if its location is very remote from the center of the city so it is advisable to go by car, also can go in collective and walk a middle distance, but be careful the environment is somewhat insecure, which have clear the route to walk to miss out that effort worth it the place is impressive
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  • The view of the city is wonderful, very beautiful, it is observed that the city has many points with the preserved nature, the Museum is not anything surprising, it is normal, what is expected of a military museum. Pay to enter the Museum $40 pesos, but to enjoy the view it is not necessary to enter the Museum. It is worth climbing to the highest point of Montevideo.
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  • It is a nice attraction but located in a not very safe place of Montevideo, is not horror but it is advisable to do so near midday. A very nice Museum and an excellent view of the city and the last Spanish fortification which was built in Uruguay.
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  • 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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