Gran Hotel Fray Bentos

Paraguay 3272, Fray Bentos, 65000, Uruguay | Hotel
Prices starting from $77.00

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Corned beef memories

A travel blog entry by jandkross


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 …

How To Build a City Out of Corned Beef

A travel blog entry by bobnkaren


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. …

Fray Bentos; that sounds familiar!

A travel blog entry by jenandtony


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 …

Anyone for a meat pie?

A travel blog entry by wildkriv


Possibly the words 'visit an old meat extraction plant' don't appear on many travel itineraries, but with Sam's fond memory of tinned meat-pie cuisine at university, it became a must-do on ours when we saw the name 'Fray Bentos' on the map of Uruguay!

The factory was opened in 1863 when the British beef barons moved in ...

A Life on the Ocean Wave

A travel blog entry by upontheroof


... Whist or Rummy. The crew could not do enough for us and we only had to make a request and it was attended to immediately. We had not expected this level of attention, given that the vessel was carrying cargo worth around 60 million Euros. We had thought that the passengers would come quite low in the order of priorities, but it certainly did not feel like that. We were told to make ourselves at home and we had guided tours of all the ...

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