Rivera, bordered by Santana do Livramento, is a destination best known by the gauchos. The department, of peculiar language, was very famous for its free shops and commerce, becoming a reference and destination of purchases. Located in the north of Uruguay, its capital will offer throughout the month of December to the residents and tourists an intense schedule in celebration of the holidays of year end.
There will be various cultural and commercial activities offered by the local government that will move the region. More than 63,000 bottles of recycled plastic have become Christmas ornaments and will be part of the great scenery, which will have a wide variety of artists, handicraft fairs and discount night in every corner. Two major events will mark the month:
The Magic Night: December 15, where the free shops and commerce of the capital of the same name will be open until dawn and offer mega discounts on their products. On December 20 and 21 Magic Night is repeated in Rivera Chica and President Viera.
And the Night of Lights: it happens on December 31 and will end the month of activities with fireworks. The lights show will be positioned in the building of the Intendance of Rivera, who takes the opportunity to welcome the new year.
If you are there check it out:
International Square – Created in 1943, in the middle of World War II, it is an international monument to world peace and the coexistence of peoples. The square drawn in an extensive border space unites Brazil and Uruguay. It is visited daily by hundreds of tourists.
On the left, Brazil; on the right, Uruguay. The Border of Peace is a stretch of the Brazilian-Uruguayan border, which covers the cities of Rivera (Uruguay) and Santana do Livramento (Brazil).
Sports attractions – football lovers have a mandatory stop in the city: Atílio Paiva Oliveira Stadium, one of the venues of the Copa America in 1995 and important matches of the Copa Libertadores of America. Motor racing fans should keep an eye out for the schedule of the Municipal Autodrome near the Great Britain Park, where important motor racing events and motorcycling events take place.
Shopping – offers modern tourists free shops and shopping centers, whose main objective is to offer a complete offer, with permanent promotions of the different companies of international quality that are installed there.
Try the gastronomy of the border – enjoy the gastronomic variety is an excellent request. From typical peasant cuisine and steakhouses, to the service of the best French cuisine.
Rivera is a destination full of stories, different places can be considered corners of memory of the place. Squares and museums are witnesses of the cultural and patrimonial wealth of the department. Visiting the region is a real adventure between a past full of stories and an outstanding business gift.