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. To visit Fortaleza de Santa Teresa on your trip to Rocha, use our Rocha trip planner .
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  • Historical place of real value that bastion of Defense of our Eastern bravios of the Portuguese advances. Canned good strong and historical Museum today. It's worth a visit.
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  • Child when I went to the fortress of Santa Teresa was like returning to the past and imagine as it was in former times, whenever I go back it brings back good memories, also as a Museum is very well preserved and affordable for tourists, no Miss.
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  • Located next to a National Park and very close to COP (34 Km) worth a stretched between purchases. Has been restored and is very well preserved by the Uruguayan army makes your maintenance. Its structure is impressive. According to information keeps the original features of the time (1762). In all inner constructions are reproduced smithy, Chapel, accommodation, etc and objects, costumes and weapons of the time. It is a very quiet ride, safe and interesting to let go your imagination how you lived at that time.
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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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