Cerro de Montevideo

Cerro de Montevideo

The Cerro has a height of 135 meters, at its top is the General Artigas Fortress.

Its construction ended in 1811 and was the protagonist of important moments in the country's history. It houses a military historical museum and the first lighthouse of the Río de la Plata.

From its top you can enjoy an excellent panoramic view of Montevideo. In front of the Fortress is the bay and the port as well as Downtown and Old Town, on the opposite side you can see a large part of the natural landscape that Rural Montevideo offers, therefore it is a recommended tourist point to visit.

At the bottom of the Cerro is the Vaz Ferreira Park, the coastline and the beach, unmissable places in Villa del Cerro.

Vaz Ferreira Park and Memorial of the Disappeared

The park, named in honor of the well-known Uruguayan writer and philosopher Carlos Vaz Ferreira, is an extensive green area conducive to recreation. In it is the Memorial of the Disappeared in memory and tribute to the detainees who disappeared during the last military dictatorship (1973-1985).

Their names are engraved on two glass plates, between which there is a stone path that begins on the coast and is followed as a sign of pilgrimage.

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Entry with fee
Museum Fortress General Artigas: Everyday from 10am to 5pm.

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