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Cerro del Toro

Piriapolis, Uruguay
+598 4432 4389
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A historical place

Nice to walk the 33 steps and drink the fresh water emerging from the mouth of the bull, a bronze... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Milton H
A Good Hike

Easy to go all the way from town and back. Last section is a bit of a scramble, wear good shoes... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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Bull’s Hill is notable for its unique fountain: a bull spewing mineral water from its mouth.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Nice to walk the 33 steps and drink the fresh water emerging from the mouth of the bull, a bronze sculpture made in France.

Thank Milton H
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Easy to go all the way from town and back. Last section is a bit of a scramble, wear good shoes. Nice views from the top.

Thank BristolCharles
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were passing through Piriapolis and wanted to check Cerro del Toro. We arrived around 11am on a week day. The gate was locked and there was no mention of what the opening hours are and why they were closed. Very disappointing.... The tourism department...More

Thank WandererSun
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

It is a must see in Piriapolis, it used to be an open temple for alchimists when Francisco Piria (Piriapolis founder) was alive. If you take "el tour mistico" (Mistic tour) guided by Mr Rodriguez (a person who dedicated to study Francisco Piria life and...More

2  Thank FranyMarie
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Nice hike if you've already visited the more interesting hills like Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Cerro San Antonio and Sierra de las Ánimas.

Thank El_Floro
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

I chose to stay in Piriápolis because I wanted a quiet beach town with some short hikes nearby, and Cerro del Toro was my reward. The biggest problem I had was finding my way from the town center to the road that led up the...More

Thank springbyker
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

It's not a climb for serious hikers, but as a family outing and for an excellent view over Piriápolis and the ocean, this is very enjoyable.

Thank FaustinaT
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

And to get this view, after driving to the Fuente del Toro (the Bull's Fountain), a huge bronze bull brought from France that pours mineral water off its mouth, you have to walk up during some 40 minutes among native woods. A lovely walk, usually...More

1  Thank Ch4muy0
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

If I could give someone two words of advice when visiting Uruguay I’d say: rent a car in advance and get free maps at the local tourist information bureaus. Reaching El Cerro del Toro is relatively easy and the road is good. When you first...More

3  Thank UNDTRIPS
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