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Fortaleza de Santa Teresa, Rocha

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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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  • One of the most preserved Fortresses that met. Its architecture impresses, by color, height of some walls, and your way of irregular Pentagon. Easy access, easy to be visited giving the tourist meet dependencies, models, gun collection, kitchen, Chapel, infirmary and other dependencies of a Fort. Despite the weather does not cooperate on the day of our visit, was very helpful. Nominate the visit. Location yielding beautiful pictures. Value 40 pesos per person.
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  • A place for vacation mainly to lovers of camping and the ocean with the attraction of the fortress
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  • The fortress is huge and is very well preserved. Is a very nice place to meet and the entrance to the Park is free. There are beautiful gardens throughout the Park.
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  • Amazing 18th century fortress, beautifully restored
  • 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.
  • Cultural!
  • Excellent place, very quiet nice and safe. It is not allowed the entry of pets!. No robberies and not mess, army-protected location.
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