Your tour in Uruguay starts here.
Melo en español  Melo em português  |  Today thursday 5-5-2016


Melo - Photos: Pablo Etchevers

Fotos - Photos Melo - Photos: Pablo Etchevers

../img/letras/i_t.gifhe City of Melo lies on the left bank of Conventos Creek, exactly 387 kilometers from the City of Montevido. Due to its proximity to Southern Brazil, Melo is a littoral city whose warm climate makes it an ideal place to visit all year round. This is evidenced in its lush subtropical wildlife. This place may be reached by car through National Route 7, starting at the City of Montevideo, where it is also possible to take a bus or a shuttle at the local bus station.

Its tourist attractions include Constitución Square, which features a monument raised to pay homage to national hero José Gervasio Artigas. The cathedral, which was founded in 1876, stands at the same square.

Independencia Square, also located in the town center, is the place chosen by families to gather at weekends. The Centro Unión Obrera building and España Theater –two typical institutions in the city- are located a few meters away.

The parks or green spaces, situated very close to the downtown area, are part of the attractions in Melo. One of them is the Rivera, where all kinds of activities are enjoyed, everything from long strolls to endless reading sessions. The other park has come to be called Zorrilla de San Martín and lies on the banks of Conventos Creek, a place unknown by visitors but frequented by the locals.

The municipal zoo is the favorite place amongst children. Specimens of local fauna and exotic animals such as tigers, cougars, llamas and lions may be observed in the venue.

Those tourists who prefer to go on a historical tour should not miss the house which used to belong to unforgettable writer Juana de Ibarbourou, or “Juana of America”. A very important part of the city history is treasured behind its doors. [w]

Welcome Uruguay - Touristic Information about Melo, Uruguay: Introduction
© 2007-2016 Total or partial reproduction forbidden. Derechos de Autor 675244 Ley 11723

Who we are | Contact us | Press and Publicity | Terms and Conditions
Interwa S.A.
Share on Twitter Follow Welcome Uruguay on Twitter
Share on Facebook Welcome Uruguay on facebook: Like
Subscribe to our YouTube channel Welcome Uruguay Videos on YouTube
Follow us in Google+