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. 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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  • Ideal to have a panoramic view of the city. In the same work a military museum that Argentines a story complement which he studied. Very interesting to know more our origins and our brethren
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  • The fortress has the Museum military. For who is fond of military history can be attractive military inventory that is displayed. The mostly good news is that the best views of all Montevideo are accomplished from the fortress (logically, the historical site of the fortress is the right now).
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  • It is part of the Uruguayan history, I arrive at collective and uploaded to the Fort on foot, was a hot day but can be reached without a taxi if you have a tight budget
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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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