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Uruguay promotes 18th-century fort as tourist attraction

Vista de uno de los 31 carteles instalados en la Isla Gorriti (Uruguay) hoy, miércoles 17 de enero de 2018. El Ministerio de Turismo de Uruguay realizó la inauguración hoy de una serie de 31 carteles informativos en la Isla Gorriti (sureste), uno de los bastiones de defensa de ese país en el siglo XVIII, con el objetivo de destacar su valor histórico y atraer más visitantes al lugar. EFE

Montevideo, Jan 17 (EFE).- Uruguay’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled on Wednesday a series of 31 informative signs on Gorriti island, a key military citadel in 1700s.

The aim is to attract more visitors to the island by allowing visitors to roam the site at their own pace without the need for guides, Tourism Minister Carlos Fagetti said.

“We are bringing the island’s importance to people’s attention. It served as one of the bay’s main defense posts, and its whaling industry contributed greatly to the country’s economy,” he said.

The system consists of a series of strategically placed signs intended to provide information and point visitors in the right direction, according to Fagetti.