Cities and attractives

Durazno
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San Pedro del Durazno is the capital of the department of Durazno, with his population of 30.600 inhabitants; it offers to whom the visit one without end of natural, historical and cultural attractions.

House and Museum of Rivera.

One of the most valuable historical buildings of the city.

His construction dates of the year 1836; he was a witness of the most excellent facts that marked the ascent of the Gral. Fructuoso Rivera to the Presidency, and that also could be in that one head office of that time of our Government. Today although it is provided with remodelings, it preserves his original structure, working in the place the Museum of History ” House of Rivera ” (Casa de Rivera)

Parish of San Pedro (Parroquia de San Pedro).

And in the beginning of the foundation of Peach, it is the same place where it had decided that was raising his temple. Then one proceeded to his construction, it costs to say also that to his funds the first cemetery of the people was.

Parish of San Pedro (Parroquia de San Pedro).

And in the beginning of the foundation of Peach, it is the same place where it had decided that was raising his temple. Then one proceeded to his construction, it costs to say also that to his funds the first cemetery of the people was.

With the course of the years, in the time that finalizá the Big War (Guerra Grande), the humble construction collapsed. And in the year 1887, a commission that was integrated by authorities and neighbors, decides to raise a new church; in a process that would take almost half a century. For in 1919 his works would finish with the front, the tower, the belfry and the clock.

This church marked by his destination, in 1967 was again a victim immediately after a fire that destroys all his interior, and again in 1967 the tasks begin for his reconstruction.

You work it they are directed for recognized worldwide, Ing. Eladio Dieste, the same one expresses in this architectural work all his feelings, of simple and dynamic form.

Monument to Cristóbal Colón.

A work that was promoted by the Italian immigrants, the first settlers of the Ville of San Pedro of Durazno and in opportunity to there be fulfilled 400 years of the Discovery of America.

In 1892 neighbors of Peach meet and they form the General Commission, integrated in turn on three parts: Italian, Spanish and oriental.

Then there is chosen the Square Independence of city, for October 12 of the same year to place the fundamental stone of the monument, that August 25, 1893 remains inaugurated. Settling inside the top sphere of the monument a capsule of the time, with papers and several objects of that epoch and with order to be opened at the age of 100.

On October 12, 1992 the sphere was opened, there there was a box of lead with the documents and objects; the same ones can appreciate today in the Museum ” House of Rivera ” (Casa de Rivera).

At the same time in 1992 they turned to place new documents and other objects of our epoch, to be recovered in the year 2092.

The Old Bridge.

This work was realized thanks to the effort of the community of Durazno; since after the State resigns from the construction, the neighbors of the epoch, like Dr. Juan Méndez and the Ing. Federico Capurro son; they mobilized the people to assemble funds and to realize the mentioned work, so necessary; it is more, there met more money from which it was needed to construct the bridge.

Finally and with great happiness, since they all had made possible the achievement of the longed bridge; it was inaugurated on September 18, 1903.

Monument to The Calls (Monumento de Las Llamadas).

There was inaugurated in December, 1996, in homage to a man of big tradition of the Uruguayan and regarding small drum for many generations, Pedro ” Rooster ” (Gallo) Rojas. Other of the motives for the creation of this monument of the Carnival; the fact is that every year realize in the city of Durazno a big parade between all the departments of the country, of walk-ons lubolas, so called ” the First Calls of the Interior ” (Primeras Llamadas del Interior)

Park and Zoological Garden.

A place to walk in family. Inside 40 hectares there is located the vivero and the reservation of flora and fauna. We find there also 100 species inside the indigenous and exotic fauna; that grow and are reproduced in semi – liberate.

Park Treinta y Tres Orientales

Along with the beach ” The Sauzal ” one finds this park with natural mount, along with the river Yí. It is possible also, in addition to realizing walks for this natural environment; to sail in canoes, to walk on horseback or in bicycle.

The same one counts with camping, with many services.

National festival of Folklore.

A festival that congregates multitudes. From the year 1973 every year are realized at the beginning of February in the city of Durazno, this festival known with the name of ” the Whole Uruguay Sings in Durazno ” (Todo el Uruguay Canta en Durazno).

The festival is realized every night in the Parque de la Hispanidad, between voices of our country, of 19 departments and of exterior; and guitars that make vibrate to any Durazno.

Place: Parque de la Hispanidad.

Beachs
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Beach the Sauzal.

Wide beach on the river Yí, the sand of this beach is white, his clean and calm waters. It surrounds to the beach a natural indigenous mount; also the one who likes the fishing will be able to do it.

Beach of the Tupamaros.

A small wooded beach, which is the chosen one by those who wish more calmness.

Beach of the Lovers.

It is a beach serene and a little bigger than the previous one, and with very white sand.

Beach of the Lovers (Playa de los Enamorados).

It is a beach serene and a little bigger than the previous one, and with very white sand.

Beach of the Bridge (Playa del Puente).

Surrounded with natural environment, with big trees, as sarandíes, willows, along with his bridge of the route 5 that gives him name; this beach is the most extensive on the banks of the river Yí.

Place: four beachs are on the banks of the river Yí, city and Dpto. of Durazno

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