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On the banks of the Boya River, the town of Carmelo is famous for its vineyards and local cuisine.

Located a few kilometres from Colonia, along the Boya River, the small town of Carmelo rises in the heart of the Uruguayan wine landscape. The city was founded in 1816 by José Gervasio Artigas, a national hero, known to be the great winner of the war of independence between Argentina and Uruguay. Today Carmelo is renowned for its many vineyards and luxury boutique hotels, which stretch along the Boya. Here everyone gets around by bicycle, and the main roads are mainly pedestrians, giving Carmelo a very special atmosphere.

The historical city offers an appreciable colonial heritage, concentrated around the Plaza Artigas and the large shopping street of April 19. Many churches, museums, small shops, bars and restaurants follow one another. This is where you can enjoy the best wines of the region and taste the gastronomic specialties of the country. Do not miss a visit to Finca Narbona, one of the most famous vineyards in the country, which offers wine, jam, cheese and olive oil tasting.


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