Fortaleza de Santa Teresa


This impressive hilltop fortress, 4km north of park headquarters on Ruta 9, is the star attraction of Parque Nacional Santa Teresa. Construction was begun by the Portuguese in 1762 and finished by the Spaniards after they captured the fortress in 1793.

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1. Parque Nacional Santa Teresa

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This national park, 35km south of the Brazilian border, is administered by the army and attracts many Uruguayan and Brazilian visitors to its relatively…