The department of Tacuarembó was created by the law of June 16, 1837, under the government of General Manuel Oribe. Its capital is the city of the same name and it is located in the north-central area of the country, bordered to the northeast by Rivera, to the south by the Río Negro that separates it from Cerro Largo and Durazno, and to the west by the departments of Río Negro , Paysandú and Salto. With 15,438 km², it is the largest department in Uruguay.

It is a place of deep-rooted traditions, where different typical festivities are held, being “the star” the figure of the gaucho, such as the Patria Gaucha, or the parade that you can see in the photos, held in October in San Gregorio de Polanco, where gauchos come from all areas of the department.

San Gregorio de Polanco is a seaside resort on the banks of the Río Negro with a raft through which the river is crossed, connecting the department of Durazno with the department of Tacuarembó, it stands out for its fine sand to enjoy the freshwater beach , spectacular sunsets, and above all for its murals, walking through the city you will enjoy a mural with a different theme and perspective every 20 meters.

Paso de los Toros, on the banks of the Río Negro, plays a prominent role, it is the city where the famous writer Mario Benedetti was born, and where the Rincón del Bonete Hydroelectric dam is located, which can be visited.

Valle Edén, where time has not passed… is a town that is located just 24 km from the capital of Tacuarembó, the singer Carlos Gardel was born there in the Estancia Santa Blanca located in this place, in his youth he sang in a old local grocery store, that is why the Carlos Gardel Museum was inaugurated, where you will find proof of his nationality, and the story of his life.

Valle Edén

San Gregorio de Polanco

Paso de los Toros

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