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Fortaleza de Santa Teresa, Rocha
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Fortaleza de Santa Teresa remains one of the few remaining colonial-era fortifications in South America. Erected by the Portuguese in 1762, the fort sits on a rocky outcrop in a region known for its expansive dunes and wetlands. The structure's granite walls neatly complement the surrounding scenery, and the restored interiors and grand doors create an imposing atmosphere within the pentagon-shaped compound. Offering insights into the battles once waged here and the lives of those who fought them, the onsite museum exhibits artifacts from the colonial period. Put Fortaleza de Santa Teresa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rocha trip itinerary builder.
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Fortaleza dentro de un campo al lado del mar, mantenido por el ejercito uruguayo. Se encuentra en un estado inmejorable, con sus murallas intactas, hermoso. El parque donde se encuentra, posee bosques... read more »Fortress in a field beside the sea, maintained by the Uruguayan army. It is in an excellent State, with its intact walls, beautiful. The park where it is located, has forests and amazing, plus beaches that have camping and houses for rent, what make it a destination to stay. The fortress is a museum inside the same and the people who officiate guide are very attentive.show original
Sus muros fueron construídos de doble pared de piedra de sillería, reforzando los mismos. Allí se pueden ver la Comandancia, el Polvorín, la Capilla, la Sacristía, la Herrería, la Cuadra, un Museo con... read more »Its walls were built of double wall of Ashlar stone, reinforcing them. There you can see command, the Tinderbox, Chapel, the sacristy, the blacksmith, the block a museum with a collection of weapons, the kitchen with appliances of time; the infirmary. It was built by the Portuguese in 1762 and later taken by the Spaniards. The fortress withstood many struggles, reaching Uruguay civil wars: for example, here the troops of Oribe.Se retreated pay a small entrance and it has different opening hours in winter and summer.show original
Hermoso lugar para conocer una parye de la historio del Uruguay colonial Lugar muy cuidado donde durante el recorrido se aprende y se disfrutaBeautiful place to meet a parye of her history of the colonial Uruguay carefully place where travel is to learn and enjoyshow original
Lee, Jung Eun
It's splendid, beautilful place that hasn't been known as much as the historic and esthetic value for the public. Therefore you can still enjoy this quite and really peaceful place so far.
Imposing walls, very clean and well maintained.
Jose Luis SanguinettiSpectacular! Unfortunately wrong direction is national route #9 Brigadier General Olivera Km 305 Park national military of Santa Teresa. ROCHA. Uruguay. It is not in Santa Vitória and less in Brazil.show original
Excelente lugar para descansar e curtir a natureza. Camping silencioso e seguro.
CBA 2006Spectacular! Place preserved in good tourist and historical conditions.show original
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