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Carmelo

(3.8/5 based on 800+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, beaches, historic sites
Founded in 1816 by Uruguayan national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas, Carmelo houses a population of under 20,000, though plenty more come here to enjoy holidays on the banks of the Arroyo de las Vacas River. In an area known for its wineries, tourism in Carmelo continues to thrive, with vineyard tours and tasting sessions topping most itineraries. The smart city center displays a range of 19th century-architecture, family-friendly amusements, and museums. Use our Uruguay trip itinerary maker to arrange the details of your trip to Carmelo and other destinations.
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Carmelo offers accommodations on both sides of the Arroyo de las Vacas River. You'll find luxury resort-style hotels, with onsite facilities like casinos, spas, and swimming pools, as well as some simpler, family-run guesthouses flanking residential streets. Many visitors elect to stay in the more remote areas surrounding the town, which offer additional options for a range of budgets.
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