Río Negro

San Javier

San Javier

Founded by Russian immigrants, it shows various signs of this culture. In Plaza Libertad, where enormous matrioskas are erected, is one example of this. The Máximo Gorki Cultural Center, which was built to honor the Russians who arrived here in 1913, is responsible for organizing events that bring the community together and celebrate their traditions. You can also visit the Russian Diaspora Museum.

Las Cañas

Las Cañas

This is the resort that is preferred by those who live in the litoral region (near Río Uruguay). Las Cañas attracts people with its white sands and calm water which is surrounded by green and natural surroundings provided by trees. This site is made up of summer houses and large green spaces. You can get there by a panoramic route, a path that immediately invites you to enjoy natural and disconnect from the city.

Anglo del Uruguay Meat Packing Plant

Anglo del Uruguay Meat Packing Plant

In 1863, a saltery from Villa Independencia – a city that now goes by the name of Fray Bentos- was replaced by the Giebert et Compagnie factory. Liebig Extract of Meat Company Limited (LEMCO) landed in Uruguay in 1865 and chose this town to install the plant that would produce meat extract for the first time, according to the recipe of its creator, Justus Liebig. The production of organic fertilizer was added to this, from the ground waste products from the saltery. In 1924, it took the name Frigorífio Anglo del Uruguay. The step into the refrigeration sector was followed by diversification of products sold to Europe, Asia and the United States, due to the needs generated by World War II.
In 1987 the neighborhood and the Anglo plant were declared National Historical Monuments. In 2005 the Industrial Revolution Museum was set up and in 2010 this “industrial cultural landscape of Frey Bentos” was placed on the list of Uruguayan property that is protected by Unesco and was declared World Cultural Heritage.