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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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  • Beautiful place that combines landscapes, spectacular beaches and history, as a fortress of the colonial era is located inside this park.
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  • The fortress is very well preserved and represents a landmark of disputes between Portugal and Spain for the demarcation of the borders of their colonies. It is possible to have the idea how worked these posts and the daily life of its soldiers.
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  • The fortress is impressive, but it's not the only attraction. It has beautiful beaches, campground, statues. Very pretty.
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  • 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.
  • An appointment forced with history, very good reviews and explanations... Excellent condition of conservation... A beautiful ride!
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  • Spectacular! 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.
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  • Excelente lugar para descansar e curtir a natureza. Camping silencioso e seguro.