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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay (Formerly Old Colonial Fortress)

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
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Rosario, Argentina
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
Weston, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
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108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Chino Hills, California
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104 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 a sunny day is the view of the bay and some of the buildings that... More 

1 Thank AMISTAD144
Richardson, Texas
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 and kicking. Her husband had a gun pointed at his face so he threw some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
Okemos, Michigan
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676 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 desperate need of cleaning and preservation. Many are incorrectly labeled. Over all if interested in... More 

Thank Chipperhigh2
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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, and if you are careful its worth doing.

4 Thank George M
Montevideo, Uruguay
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Nice view of the city but in a bad part of town. Safe to go weekends during the day but circulate only on main streets. The view is impressive, the museum is well kept but not spectacular and the indications are only in Spanish. There is a small admission ticket. There are no services which is a shame as a... More 

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