Flores is one of the nineteen departments of Uruguay. Its capital is Trinidad. Located in the southwest of the country, it limits to the north with the Río Negro that separates it from the department of Río Negro, to the east with Durazno and Florida, to the south with San José, to the southwest with Colonia and to the west with Soriano sharing with this department the Bartolomé Hidalgo Park, with beautiful natural trails.
The name Flores is a tribute to Brigadier Venancio Flores, who played a very important military and political role in the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s and who was originally from the same department.
In this department, geotourism stands out, the Grutas del Palacio, with its underground waters with average temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius all year round, according to paleontological studies dating from water movements of millions of years of the Cretaceous and Paleocene-Eocene periods, proof of This is the findings of dinosaur eggs, which is why it is part of the National System of Protected Areas.
The Chamangá cave paintings dating from a thousand years ago, and the Cerro de Ojosmín, the latter considered a “tectonic window” are some of the relevant attractions of Flores.
A special mention must be made to the Rodolfo Talice Flora and Fauna Reserve with 75 hectares with more than 1400 different animals, 45 hectares allocated for animals in the wild, among which are axis deer, rheas, and field deer; an area designated for public visits awaits you so you can enjoy this wonderful natural space.
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