Gran Hotel Fray Bentos
Check rates and availability for this hotel
Find the best prices for Gran Hotel Fray Bentos from our 5 partners. Show all partners
Travel Blogs from Fray Bentos
Remember all the cows of the gaucho years? Well, they're still a bunch of them around. Their history is integral to the history of the country and nowhere is that more apparent than in Fray Bentos.
In 1863 a German engineer developed a system to process beef and, funny thing--discovered Uruguay at the same time. Beef--Uruguay, it works. …
The bus taking us from Montevideo to Fray Bentos was quite luxurious with reclining seats and aircon at just the right level. The journey took 5 hours and we travelled on a good road through green farmlands, passing extensive estancias and small tidy towns with single storey buildings on a grid pattern layout.
We checked in to the hotel …
We were really surprised to find a place in Uruguay called Fray Bentos (and I bet we weren't the first - or last!) We thought it merited a visit and some research. The town did, indeed give its name to the Fray Bentos products including corned beef and the pies in tins, although this was not the main brand name until relatively recently. The story …
Nach der Nacht in Paysandu fuhr ich mangels weiterer Attraktionen in dieser Stadt gleich weiter nach Fray Bentos. Von dort wollte ich spater den Bus ueber die Grenze nach Argentinien nehmen. Wie ich nach meiner Ankunft festgestellt habe, fahren allerding Sonntags keine Busse nach Argentinien, was mich dann mehr oder we***** genervt hat, weil ich nicht noch langer in Uruguay herumtroedeln wollte. Schliesslich hatte ich am Tag zuvor gemerkt, dass ich nur noch sechs Wochen ...
... groves and
The most outstanding attractions in Durazno include Parque de la Hispanidad
(Park of the Spanish Spirit), located a few kilometers away from the
city, where the most important events in the region are celebrated, such
as the Folklore Festival, the Gaucho Gathering and the rock
festival known as Pilsen Rock, which summons thousands of spectators