Montevideo, Punta Del Este and Colonia Del Sacramento are more than stamped cities in the passports of many Brazilians who do not know that Uruguay has a range of destinations that are not explored, ranging from natural reserves, historical cultural heritage sites of humanity to Unesco and with intense natural life. See 3 places in Uruguay still little known by travelers from Brazil:
1 – Lavalleja – Lavalleja, little visited by Brazilians, is home to one of the greatest natural riches in the country, and is the cradle of Uruguayan history. José Gervasio Artichas was born there, national hero. It is par excellence the place of the Uruguayan mountains that captivates the local population and tourists. It has energy intensity, mysticism and nature. Of note are Cerro Arequita and Cerro do Verdún, which receives the image of the Virgin Mary visited by thousands of people.
In “Cerro Artigas” is the statue of 18 meters of Artígas, made by the sculptor José Belloni and his son Stelio Belloni. Near the capital are the Parador Salus and the source of Puma, places with totally wooded paths between the mountains of Minas that deserve the visit.
In the region, the most famous tours are the Salto del Penitente, the Hilo de la Vida with important geological formations, as well as the Buddhist Temple, which only works with previously scheduled visits.
2 – Paysandú – Paysandú is on the Uruguay River, an area very characteristic of natural hot springs, beaches and dense forests, ideal for adventure sports and nautical sports. The capital, known as “La Heroica”, was decreed by General Artígas the city of the United Provinces Del Río de la Plata in front of the Uruguay River. It has great architectural works and a rich historical heritage, including the first bridge to join Uruguay and Argentina called the Paysandú-Colón bridge.
The municipality is complete by the sum of productive activities, historical, cultural and natural wealth. The main tourist attractions are the Meseta de Artígas, the largest monument in honor of the national hero, the Guaviyu and Almirón Hot Springs, as well as the Montes del Queguay forest reserve, part of one of the most important and beautiful Uruguayan tourist trails, the “Corridor de The Painted Birds “.
The visitor will find huge green areas, recreational places and tourist services, proper of a place prepared to receive its visitors with all pomp and circumstance.
3 – Rio Negro – Rio Negro has a great tourist offer. In recent years it has incorporated industrial tourism, an innovative alternative currently applied in the sector frequently all over the world. In addition to industrial tourism, the place is ideal for adventure tourism, since it has almost wild islands, wetlands, spectacular flora and fauna with unparalleled diversity and beauty, perfect for the camping environment. Its highlights are: The Industrial Landscape of Fray Bentos, Balneário de las Canãs and Young.
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