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Fortaleza de Santa Teresa

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Fortaleza de Santa Teresa

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goncalvesjosepcf wrote a review Jan. 2020
Lisbon, Portugal148 contributions24 helpful votes
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It’s worth this travel to see this magnificent Fortaleza built by the Portugueses in 1762 and rebuilt by tha Uruguay government. Beautiful and very historic
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Manuel a wrote a review Dec. 2018
Montevideo, Uruguay353 contributions147 helpful votes
Neat pentagon-shaped fortress built by the Portuguese in the XVIII century right in the middle of the national park. The museum is not well equipped though and they could have done a better job in explaining the history of the place
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Steve Y wrote a review Jun. 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland4,126 contributions450 helpful votes
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Visited the Santa Teresa Fort, near the Playa de le Moza. Quit an astounding site in which many artefacts have been well preserved. Many of the rooms of the old fort are now museum-like exhibits. One gets to experience what conditions were like here centuries ago as well as conditons. Found the armory and magazine to be interesting. Also appreciated the presence of a chapel for soldiers including priests' clothing, chalices, religious items for use at mass celebrations etc. Also saw the area where the sick and injured were treated during war and invasion, as well as domestic facilities etc. Quite an experience if you're interested in history!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Johncobham wrote a review Jan. 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom385 contributions102 helpful votes
The fort itself is worth a visit if you are passing. It's close to Punta del Diablo.The views are tremendous, the fort from the road us impressive but once in it's mediocre but at 40 peso who cares
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Date of experience: January 2018
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William G wrote a review Jan. 2017
Schenectady, New York375 contributions69 helpful votes
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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 of historical artifacts and documents throughout the site are noteworthy. The wall structures of the fortress are amazing, but the various rooms and small edifices within it are interesting and in great shape as well. The colonial chapel is lovely, and the vistas all around from the walls are astounding. Very close to some of the camp sites in the park. Give yours elf time to visit the park too.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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