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