Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo

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Built to protect a lighthouse from British invasion, Fortaleza del Cerro stands proudly over the city, offering a fantastic view. The fortress, built in 1839, sit at the top of Cerro de Montevideo, some 439 ft (134 m) above sea level. Today, the historic building houses a military museum, home to a collection of firearms. The lighthouse protected by this fortress continues to operate and runs regular tours. The area around the fortress is a little bit rough, so stick to main roads or opt for a taxi to get here. To plan Montevideo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Great ride, like almost everything in Montevideo, opens at 10:00. We were very well oriented at reception and found the price fair.
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  • The view of the city is spectacular. We left the bus center using the Moovit app and it was super easy to reach. We also visited the Military museum, but the content did not call much attention.
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