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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  • For those who are in the path of the Chuí Uruguay stop at Fort Santa Teresa is very worthwhile, since it's way and the site keeps a rich part of the story. The ticket is cheap and offers beautiful scenery. Drummoyne ride.
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  • The fortress of Santa Teresa's giant. They charge $6 ticket per person but worth it. It's beautiful! All this Santa Teresa National Park is worth it to spend the day there's camping, beach, restaurant ... Recommend!
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  • Place well preserved, with good information and indications of locations. The view of the sentry boxes is very beautiful and your building is impressive. The entrance is just real and there are 6 restaurant out.
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  • Very nice green national park next to the ocean. We took a bus from Punta del Diablo bus terminal and walked all the way back alongside the beaches.
  • Amazing place, beautiful views, safe, definitely a place to stay and enjoy camping. I would give a better rating than 3 stars, however theres is only few bathrooms working properly, and those wich are open, usually are very dirty.
  • Amazing part of history. Beautiful
  • OrganizeD and interesting place
  • Amazing 18th century fortress, beautifully restored

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