Hill Fort and its collection

Hill Fort

La Fortaleza General Artigas, also known as Fortaleza del Cerro, is an old military fortress located in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The fortress is situated on a hill overlooking the bay of Montevideo, offering visitors a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. The fortress is a significant historical site, reflecting the military history of Uruguay.

The Cerro de Montevideo Lighthouse

Before the construction of the military fort, a lighthouse was built on the site in 1802. The Cerro de Montevideo Lighthouse is still in operation today and contributes to the tourist attraction of the site. The lighthouse offers a unique perspective of the bay and is a popular spot for photography.

The Military Museum and National Monument Status

The fortress ceased its military function at the beginning of the 20th century and has housed the Military Museum since 1916. It has been a national monument since 1931. The museum showcases a collection of military artifacts and provides insight into the military history of Uruguay. The fortress and museum are a popular destination for tourists visiting Montevideo.

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ESFortaleza del Cerro

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Hill Fort
José Batlle y Ordóñez S/N

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Opening hours indicated on the table is during summer
Winter: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Normal rateUYU 20.00


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José Batlle y Ordóñez S/N, Montevideo

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