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Tacuarembo

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Tacuarembo is a town in the Northern Interior region of Uruguay with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. It is popular for both being an important center for the Gaucho-culture and for being one of the presumed birthplaces of Carlos Gardel, perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango.

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By bus[edit]

A ticket from Montevideo 3-cruces station is about 360U$ (07/2008, 18.50US$, 12EUR) per person in a comfortable coach and takes about 5 hours. More Information can be found at the webpage of Turil.

Get around[edit]

The city is fairly small and almost everything interesting can be reached either by walk or by catching one of the frequent taxis.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The museum of Carlos Gardel and the museum Del Indio y del Gaucho which can be found at the crossing of Av. General Artigas and Av. General Flores
  • The Fiesta de la patria gauchos which takes place annually at the beginning of march.
  • Nearby is the Indian Cemetery which has been in continuous use since precolumbian times as well as the iconic Cerro Batovi.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Plaza: Av. 25 de Agosto 247, Tel. +598 (0)63 27988, +598 (0)63 27989, offers nice basic equipped rooms, a triple costs 900U$ (07/2008, 30EUR, 47US$) per night
  • Tacuarembo Hotel: Av. 18 de Julio 133, Tel. +598 (0)63 22104, +598 (0)63 22105, +598 (0)63 22945
  • Hotel Central: Av. Gral. Flores 300, Tel. +598 (0)63 22341

Get out[edit]

Take care, it seems that there are only three ongoing busses per week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) to Salto. The trip takes approximately 5 hours and a ticket costs 185U$ (07/2008, 6.2EUR, 9.7US$). Take a camera along. Despite being a bumpy ride, because of bad road conditions, the environment can be outstanding and typical for the Pampa area in Uruguay.

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