Fortress of Santa Teresa, Rocha

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Fortress of 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 Fortress of Santa Teresa on your trip to Rocha, use our Rocha trip planner .
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  • It is a very beautiful place, to enjoy as a couple or as a family. You have options of beach, long walks or riding bikes. Your Mall is small, but its people are very friendly. There are places to stay where you can connect with nature. March is a very quiet month. It has a lighthouse which can be visited, a fishing port and a museum. It is very near the Laguna de Rocha, another ride that can be. It is a place to return
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  • The strong impact by its immense size and architectural beauty, installed on a hill within the park environment. It has lots of history of place and this very well restored.
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  • amazing place. After more than 15 years back. well worth the visitation. very interesting.
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  • 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.
  • 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 part of history. Beautiful
  • wonderfully well preserved historic fortification
  • OrganizeD and interesting place

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