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Nice for a short stop

Neat pentagon-shaped fortress built by the Portuguese in the XVIII century right in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2018
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Historically Awesomely Preserved Structure

Visited the Santa Teresa Fort, near the Playa de le Moza. Quit an astounding site in which many... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Steve Y
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Military Building Made In 1762 By The Portuguese.
Ruta 9 Km 302, Rocha 27000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank manuelaE3038WG
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Johncobham
Reviewed 24 January 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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank William G
Reviewed 2 September 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Jose V
Reviewed 28 July 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank CGibk
Reviewed 15 April 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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank HugoHM
Reviewed 2 March 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

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank CarleeBrisbane
Reviewed 23 January 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!

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Paula K
Reviewed 18 January 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

Date of experience: December 2014
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