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Northern Interior (Uruguay)

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Northern Interior is a region of Uruguay and includes the depatments of Artigas, Paysandu, Rivera, Salto and Tacuarembo.


  • Tacuarembo - an important centre of the Gaucho culture

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Valle del Lunarejo (Rivera) - a national park

Montes del Queguay (Paysandú) - a reserve in process of becoming a national park

Palmeras (Paysandú) - Paysandú in particular is abundant with local palms (Yatay Palm). On the Argentinian side of the border they are protected in the national park El Palmar.

Guichon (Paysandú) - Where the last Charruas were subdued in the 19th Century. Now a popular bath resort. There is a monument commemorating the Charrua victims at Salsipuedes. The remains of the Tapera de Melchora Cuenca, Artigas' (the Uruguayan commander) indigenous wife.

Amethyst mines (Artigas) - These dot Ruta 30 between where it leaves Ruta 5 and Artigas. You likely can buy some in the city of Artigas.

Termas (Salto & Paysandú) - Termas del Dayman, Termas del Arapey, Termas Guaviyú are all thermal bath complexes with camping nearby.



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