Uruguay, a small South American country between Brazil and Argentina, has a rich and diverse cultural landscape. Its culture blends indigenous roots, European influences, rural traditions, vibrant festivals, intellectualism, and a love for sports and the arts.
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World Heritage Sites in Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Fray Bentos is the capital of the Río Negro Department. Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbors. The Fray Bentos industrial complex was built in the mid-nineteenth century to process meat produced on the vast prairies nearby.