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Fortaleza de Santa Teresa

Ruta 9 Km 302, Rocha 27000, Uruguay
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Historical site in lovely natural setting: don't miss it

We drove from La Pedrera to visit this site. I'm so glad we did. It was the best outing of our trip... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017
William G
Schenectady, New York
Good to been visited

If happens for you to be in Rocha-Uruguay, have a look of this fortress. Has a lot of history and... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2016
Jose V
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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military building made in 1762 by the portuguese.
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Ruta 9 Km 302, Rocha 27000, Uruguay

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Reviewed January 24, 2017

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...More

Thank William G
Reviewed September 1, 2016

If happens for you to be in Rocha-Uruguay, have a look of this fortress. Has a lot of history and a good view. It is not a must but if you are arounds is a nice complex to see.

Thank Jose V
Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Fortaleza de Santa Tereza, built in the 18th century and refurbished in the 20th, allows the visitor to have an idea of the history of this country, dominated by the Portuguese and the Spanish, prior to its independence in 1825/1828. The views of the...More

Thank CGibk
Reviewed April 15, 2016

This place is a perfect spot for camping and even has a store you can buy food from (an expensive one at that tho). The park is huge, with miles and miles of beaches, but its a shame the sea is way too cold and...More

Thank HugoHM
Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you like beach walking this is a great day trip from Punta del Diablo. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours to walk there, an hour max to look around, maybe an hour to grab some lunch at the Moza cafe and 2 to 2.5 hours...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fortaleza de Sanata Teresa is located in a really big and nice park to visit. You can go by car or bike and there are directions inside the park. Great landscapes!

Thank Paula K
Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice to see some of the history of Uruguay. The view is amazing and you can make very nice photos from there. From Punta del Diablo its nice to visit the fort and the park by bike but you need a good bike. Take food...More

Thank germantraveler2015
Reviewed December 6, 2014

Well maintained, good amount of information on the history. Pretty views. Shop/bar just outside. Good walk from the beach.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed November 28, 2014

the fortaleza is a nice tour to do if you are near the area. You can camping in Santa Teresa´s reserve or go by bus from Punta del DIablo. I recomend to go by bus and return walking through the beach.

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