"DURAZNO"......What a Peach of a Town !!!!

Trip Start Jul 20, 2011
Trip End Dec 09, 2011

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Where I stayed
Municipal Park Campground
What I did
River, Fishing, Central Park Flowers

Flag of Uruguay  ,
Monday, November 21, 2011

S 33.  21.  925     W 056.  30.  995 Alt:  55m Temp:  19 degrees C @  6 am

The city campgrounds is located directly on the river.  There are restroom, showers, fire pits, and even a cloy oven to use for the campers.  The fishing and swimming beach is located just about 25m from the camp,  It is a very large park with kilometers of roadways.
On the left bank of the Y River, there lies the City of Durazno, capital of the department bearing the same name. This tourist center is located in the very center of the Charra
country, equally distant from the borders of the national territory.
This privileged location provides intense commercial activities, as
Routes 5 and 14 go across this point.

With temperate weather and almost no temperature extremes, Durazno invites visitors to discover this place all through the year.

It is important to point out that Durazno has an alternative
international airport equipped with modern runways. At this airport, air
traffic may operate without any inconveniences when the weather
conditions determine that Carrasco should be closed. Furthermore, the
railway leaving from the Montevideo Central Station crosses the city center and reaches the City of Rivera, on the Brazilian border.

The spacious beaches of the Y River, with all their services, are ideal
to rest and feel the contact with nature, especially in the summer.When
going down the streets in town, it is possible to access various
museums, such as the Rivera or the Fine Arts Museum, where knowledge
about local history and culture is passed on. Its squares are the
gathering point for grown-ups and children who enjoy the tree 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
from all over the country. The first ”llamadas del Carnaval” are also held at Durazno. These celebrations fill the city with color and rhythm.

Another site worth visiting is Saint Peter’s Parish, which was remodeled
after being damaged by a fire and today is considered an architectural
jewel due to its avant-garde style quite ahead of its time.

Visit Durazno, the core of Uruguay.
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