Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo

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Military Museum
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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  • The fortress was erected in one of the places of m {as height above the sea of Cerro de Montevideo neighborhood, historic place to visit beautiful.} Close to beach Hill
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  • Excellent visit to know about guns because it has many exposed, and a little about the military history of Uruguay. Worth the visit and the price is right (40 Uruguayan pesos per person, whereas the most conversions (a real equal to 7.5 people Uruguayans), gives less than 8.00 R$.
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  • His Fortress Hill is far from the city centre and the access through the neighborhood that surrounds it is a bit difficult although a request for information to the always thoughtful Uruguayan people and the GPS fix. As we had lunch in the port Market and we were quite close and inviting car got the ride. I'm sure it was worth it as it has a museum that tells the story of the Uruguayan army with a collection of uniforms and weapons of the time. We were awarded a sunny day which gave a beautiful view of the port of rio and Montevideo. You pay only 40 pesos per person for the ticket, something around 5 reais.
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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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