Lavalleja is one of the departments of the country located in the central-eastern zone of Uruguay, its soil has the highest relief, and its capital is the city of Minas. Its landscape shows green and smooth mountains, being one of the most picturesque places in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Its relief extends along the Cuchilla Grande, surrounded by rivers, streams and waterfalls.

Unmissable places such as Parque Salus with its famous “fuente del Puma”, the great waterfall Salto del Penitente, Laguna and Cerro de los Cuervos, the wonderful Buddhist temple, the gold mine, the incredible Cerro Arequita with its enormous caves, the Cerro y Santuario Verdún, Villa Serrana with its dam by the Architect Stewart Vargas located just 25 kilometers from Minas, where you can also find the Ventorrillo de la Buena Vista.

Rural stays to fully enjoy nature. And some curiosities like the old Castle of Batlle, the mysterious Fil de Vie…


Villa Serrana and
Salto del Penitente

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