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Fortaleza del Cerro

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Iconical landmark

One of the iconical landmarks of Montevideo is the Cero Fort, but sadly it is in a very bad state... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Castillos, Uruguay
Nice view

The only hill in the area, with a very nice view of Montevideo bay. The neighbourghood to reach... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Rosario, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

One of the iconical landmarks of Montevideo is the Cero Fort, but sadly it is in a very bad state at the moment and getting there is even worse. I visited this famous landmark 13 years ago and remember that allthough it wasn't a state...More

Thank silage
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The only hill in the area, with a very nice view of Montevideo bay. The neighbourghood to reach that spot is not the best one, so much better take a taxi ride, a void getting lost!

Thank sborzone
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Fortaleza is a great place to visit lots of history for the Uruguaians and the visitors too you can guns, uniforms a jail house and has a excellent view of the rio de la plata and the city too.

Thank Boogs46
Reviewed 25 June 2016

It is located on the only hill that Montevideo has. They say that Montevideo is the name because a Portuguese sailor saw a hill and said: MONTE VI DE EU. That means I see a hill. It a tourist attraction.

Thank alejk2016
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Not really easy to get there by yourself, but there are several tours including the Cerro in their route. It's a great view of the city from there is a piece oh historical site.

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Fortaleza del Cerro (aka: General Artigas) is located over the highest elevation (132-134 meters above sea level) in Montevideo. The outside and inside area of the fortress itself is well taken care; the museum is very basic.The best part of visiting the Fortaleza on...More

1  Thank AMISTAD144
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Four of us (ages 53-69) were attacked by three males ranging from about 12 to 35 around 1:15 pm. Two of them beat my friend with rocks (puncturing her head) and broke her purse. She held on to the purse and fought back by hitting...More

4  Thank Ruthie M
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

The view of the city from here is very good.The museum is basic seems neglected. You come here for the view it's worth.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Friends who live in Montevideo drove me up to the fort on a Sunday afternoon. Admittance charge was 30UYU or about $1 U.S. Well worth the price of admission. The museum is not large but has a very nice collection of firearms. Some are in...More

Thank Chipperhigh2
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The view is fantastic but avoid the back streets, this is a rough neighborhood and we got a handbag snatched. Maintain situational awareness at all times, and if you want to come here, consider booking a taxi instead of using bus. The view is amazing,...More

4  Thank George M
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