Ex Frigorífico Anglo, Fray Bentos

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Step back in time to the World Heritage-listed Fray Bentos factory, which now houses Ex Frigorífico Anglo. The factory first opened in 1873 and produced canned corned beef for the new brand. Revolutionary in its production of meat sourcing, processing, packing, and dispatching, the factory put the sleepy town on the map for its role as the "world's kitchen," providing food to soldiers during World War I. A guided tour will lead you through the entire production process of the preserved factory. Plan your visit to Ex Frigorífico Anglo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fray Bentos trip planner .
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  • This former meat-processing factory is well worth a visit. It is a large complex in original state. We got an interesting tour guide Nicolas. This is definitely a must because then you can view from within the factory including an explanation of the production and logistic process. Since this year is also a Technical University located in a nice building. The Office, complete in original state is unique.
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  • We initially scheduled a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide because the English-speaking guide, Nicolas, was due to leave work when the tour started. Nicolas very kindly stayed late and gave us the to...  more »
  • This is a really interesting place to visit, atmospheric old buildings and interesting artefacts. Even a car collection hidden away in one of the old buildings!  more »
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  • Historical place that you can not miss. It summarizes various aspects of the Uruguay that was. There is still much to restore! There are places that should be 50 years abandoned...
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  • Heritage historical site. Culture and history along the Uruguay River. A unique landscape.
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  • Super place. Very nice ride. Ideal for touring with the family or with foreign visitors.
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  • Excellent place, very interesting and well preserved heritage. What I didn't like is that if not paid the tour do not have access to various venues. Not this good.
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Where to stay in Fray Bentos

Traditionally an industrial center rather than a touristic one, Fray Bentos has a limited range of accommodations. Head to the water's edge and you'll find a couple of nice hotels; move farther back from it and you'll stumble across a few simple guesthouses. This will no doubt change in coming years, with the listing of the old industrial factory as a World Heritage Site. Until then, consider looking in the neighboring towns of Las Canas and Mercedes for a wider selection of lodgings.
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