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A historical place

Nice to walk the 33 steps and drink the fresh water emerging from the mouth of the bull, a bronze... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Milton H
A Good Hike

Easy to go all the way from town and back. Last section is a bit of a scramble, wear good shoes... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
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Mar 14, 2018
“A historical place”
Feb 4, 2017
“A Good Hike”
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Bull’s Hill is notable for its unique fountain: a bull spewing mineral water from its mouth.
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Nice to walk the 33 steps and drink the fresh water emerging from the mouth of the bull, a bronze sculpture made in France.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Milton H
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Easy to go all the way from town and back. Last section is a bit of a scramble, wear good shoes. Nice views from the top.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BristolCharles
Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were passing through Piriapolis and wanted to check Cerro del Toro. We arrived around 11am on a week day. The gate was locked and there was no mention of what the opening hours are and why they were closed. Very disappointing.... The tourism department...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed January 27, 2015

It is a must see in Piriapolis, it used to be an open temple for alchimists when Francisco Piria (Piriapolis founder) was alive. If you take "el tour mistico" (Mistic tour) guided by Mr Rodriguez (a person who dedicated to study Francisco Piria life and...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Nice hike if you've already visited the more interesting hills like Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Cerro San Antonio and Sierra de las Ánimas.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank El_Floro
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I chose to stay in Piriápolis because I wanted a quiet beach town with some short hikes nearby, and Cerro del Toro was my reward. The biggest problem I had was finding my way from the town center to the road that led up the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

It's not a climb for serious hikers, but as a family outing and for an excellent view over Piriápolis and the ocean, this is very enjoyable.

Thank FaustinaT
Reviewed March 16, 2012

And to get this view, after driving to the Fuente del Toro (the Bull's Fountain), a huge bronze bull brought from France that pours mineral water off its mouth, you have to walk up during some 40 minutes among native woods. A lovely walk, usually...More

1  Thank Ch4muy0
Reviewed November 17, 2010

If I could give someone two words of advice when visiting Uruguay I’d say: rent a car in advance and get free maps at the local tourist information bureaus. Reaching El Cerro del Toro is relatively easy and the road is good. When you first...More

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