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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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  • We drove from La Pedrera to visit this site. I'm so glad we did. It was the best outing of our trip outside Montevideo. Absolutely stunning. The site itself is well preserved and the various displays ...  more »
  • If happens for you to be in Rocha-Uruguay, have a look of this fortress. Has a lot of history and a good view. It is not a must but if you are arounds is a nice complex to see.  more »
  • The Fortaleza de Santa Tereza, built in the 18th century and refurbished in the 20th, allows the visitor to have an idea of the history of this country, dominated by the Portuguese and the Spanish, pr...  more »
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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.
  • Cultural!
  • Imposing walls, very clean and well maintained.
  • Beautiful place, very well maintained. Pays a fee of visitation around 8 reais per person. Is there we see the story of the Wars by the Country.
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