Just 1 Km (0,6 miles) far from downtown, there is a nice park, where is situated the "Laguna de las lavanderas" (Laundry women's lagoon); all year long, it is a nice place to walk and relax, and every year, during the first week of March, since 1986, by the lagoon it takes place the "Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha" (Festivity of the Gaucho Homeland),...more
Probably most of you know the tango singer Carlos Gardel, one of the most popular artists of the first half of 20th century. He lived in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he became famous, and died in Medellin (Colombia) in a plane crash. Some people think he was born in France, but some documents proof he was born in Tacuarembo, at the place named...more
Only 6 Km far from the city, it is situated Iporá, a spa which has nice prairies, several woods and an artificial lake, where water sports can be practiced; there is a camping ground, cabings, swimming pool and a restaurant as well.It is a beautiful place, where the local people have relax and fun during summertime.A sólo 6 Km de la ciudad, está...more
Cerro Batoví (Batovi Hill) is a hill situated 25 Km (15,5 miles) far from the city, by Route 5; it is one of the several flat hills, so typical in this area; it is 224 m (734 feet) high, and its name means "woman's nipple"... Do you see why? El Cerro Batoví es un cerro ubicado a unos 25 Km de la ciudad, junto a Ruta 5; es uno de los numerosos...more
At Route 5, Km 363, a few kilometers before the city of Tacuarembó, there is a huge caricature of Carlos Gardel, "El Gardelazo"; this caricature was a project of a newspaper (El País), and it was made by an artist named Arotxa. The caption says: "Bienvenidos a El País de Gardel", which means "Welcome to The Country of Gardel" (the name of the...more
The Cathedral of Tacuarembó is San Fructuoso, and it was built in 1899; despite it is a very nice building, its interior is quite deteriorated. It is situated in front of 19 de Abril Square.La Catedral de Tacuarembó es San Fructuoso, y fue construida en 1899; a pesar de ser un edificio muy lindo, su interior se encuentra bastante deteriorado. Está...more
Bernabe Rivera Square is the third square situated along the main avenue; it is a very nice place, with palmtrees and wisterias, where children play everyday. The matter is that it takes the name of Bernabe Rivera, who was responsible of the extermination of the charruas (natives) in 1830.La Plaza Bernabé Rivera es la tercera de las plazas ubicadas...more
Plaza Colón (Columbus Square) is another of the squares of the city, which is also wooded and has a nice fountain, which is lit up during the night.La Plaza Colón es otra de las plazas de la ciudad, que también es arbolada y tiene una linda fuente, que durante la noche es iluminada.more
This is one of the three squares there are along the main avenue of the city; it has a monument of General Jose Artigas, our national hero; it is wooded square, with beautiful flowers, where the citizens enjoy the sun and update their neighbourhood news. The Cathedral , the City Hall and the Police Headquarters are situated in front of this...more
General Flores 300, Tacuarembo, Uruguay
Good for: Families
Probably the most famous ice-cream shop in Tacuarembó is "Bora Bora"; a nice and cosy place, with delicious icecreams, clearly cheaper than in Montevideo.Probablemente la heladería más famosa de Tacuarembó sea "Bora Bora"; es un lugar coqueto y acogedor, con ricos helados, sensiblemente más baratos que en Montevideo. I have cream with chocolate...more
This is not a recommendation about a "real" restaurant, but a way of having lunch... Close to the city (just a few blocks from downtown), but in the middle of the nature, there is a beautiful park, with tables and benches under the trees... So get some food anywhere, and take it to this park, and enjoy your meal hearing the birds!Esta no es una...more
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A small and quiet town like Tacuarembó has not got a very exciting night life, but there is a small casino at the main street (it only has slots), so take your coins!
Una ciudad pequeña y tranquila como Tacuarembó no tiene una vida nocturna demasiado activa, pero hay un pequeño casino en la calle principal (tiene sólo tragamonedas), por lo que lleven sus monedas!
Dress Code: Big pockets (just in case it is your lucky night).
Bolsillos grandes (por si es su noche de suerte).
Tacuarembo is situated on Route 5, 490 Km from Montevideo, so it is very easy to reach by car; there are several bus companies which go there every day (Turil, Agencia Central, Nuñez, Corporacion) and you can check its scheduals at Tres Cruces BusTerminal.Tacuarembó está situada sobre Ruta 5, a 490 Km de Montevideo, por lo que es muy fácil llegar...more
Tacuarembo is a small town, so many places are situated at walking distance; anyway, most people ride bicycles or motrobikes: everywhere, at squares, corners, public buildings, you will see dozens of bikes!Tacuarembó es una ciudad chica, por lo que muchos lugares están situados a cortas distancias, que pueden recorrerse a pie; de todos modos, la...more
A quiet and peaceful town, where security is not a problem, shows everywhere the kind of scenes you can see at the picture: children play in the street. In this case, some kids are playing football (soccer) at Bernabe Rivera Square, few blocks from downtown.Un pueblo calmo y tranquilo, en donde la seguridad no es un problema, muestra por todas...more
Once again, the bikes: Tacuarembo is a very safe town; a proof of this is that people parks their bikes at sidewalks, everywhere. The picture shows one of the public highschools where the students leave their bicycles at the sidewalk or at the garden. Try to think of another city where you can do this (and find your bike when you come back!)Otra...more
Close to a town called Curtina (few km far from Tacuarembó city) by Arroyo Malo ("Bad Creek") there is a fossils site, where nowadays a team of Paleontologist is researching; the most important discoveries date from the Pleistocene (1:800.000 to 11.000 years ago).If you enlarge the picture, you will see a clam which is about 40.000 years old......more
Actually, this is not a "carnivorous" plant, but an insectivore one; you can find Drosera if you watch carefully when you walk along the fields around Tacuarembó. If you click to enlarge the picture, you will see the "frightening" Drosera by a pen, which lets you realize the size of the plant.En realidad, no es una planta "carnívora", sino una...more
45 Km (28 miles) South from the city, on Route 5, you will find the main gate to Chorro de Agua Fría (Cold Water Spurt). A several kilometers walk through the field and the woods, will lead you to a ravine where is a waterfall in the middle of the native forest. This is an excellent place for birdwatching.The Spurt is situated in a private field,...more
I was attending to a Conference for Biology Teachers in the city, and one afternoon I "escaped" from one of the lectures, just to walk around; it was a Thursday (I working day, I mean), and I found an amateur football (soccer) match... I guess a group of friends, or coworkers, decided that sunny afternoon was ideal to kick the ball, so went to the...more
Tacuarembó is sourrounded by a beautiful landscape, and there are several places to hike and climb, like Valle Eden, Pozo Hondo, Ipora, Chorro de Agua Fria, Cerro Batovi.Tacuarembó está rodeada de un hermoso paisaje, y hay varios lugares para realizar caminatas y escaladas, como el Valle Edén, el Pozo Hondo, Balneario Iporá, Chorro de Agua Fría, el...more
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