21 April 2011

San Gregorio de Polanco, Uruguay

 San Gregorio de Polanco is a small town located in the middle of Uruguay on the northern shore of the Río Negro (Black River). It is located in the Department of Tacuarembó, with a current population of around 3,000.


San Gregorio de Polanco has a plaza, a park with a playground, and a beautiful white-sand river beach. The river is good for a kayaking, windsurfing, and water-skiing, as well as boat and river fishing.

In January, there is a music festival, outside dancing, a crafts fair, and horseback riding.

 
In 1993 Gregorio de Polanco became Latin America’s first open museum of visual arts. Which means the town itself is considered a museum. It gained this status by inviting artists to come and complete a total of 40 murals painted on various buildings throughout the main part of town.  





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