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Museo Posta del Chuy, Melo

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4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
The old Posta del Chuy is a historic inn situated away from Melo, Cerro Largo, Uruguay.HistoryThe inn was intended for travelers going by diligence from Melo to Villa Artigas (now Río Branco).Built in 1855 by two Basque men named Etcheverry, the solid stone building is unique in South America.HeritageIt has been declared a site of National Heritage. The history of its construction is described in "Los árboles de piedra" by Andrés Echevarría.
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  • Excellent visit to the post of the Chuy 12 km from Melo. It was a former coaching inn for travelers who moved in proceedings between Melo and Villa Artigas (now Río Branco). Here charged toll for passing the bridge over the arroyo Chuy the Tacuarí, being the first concession of public works which took place in the Uruguay. Built in 1855 by two French Basque surname Etcheverry, Masons by profession, the solid building constructed with sandstones United without mortar, like the bridge with pockets that is accessed, due to its characteristics is considered an architectural piece unique in sudamerica.1 currently is barred the passage of vehicles over the bridge. It has been declared a national historic landmark. One of the drivers of its restoration was the historian Horacio Arredondo.
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  • ubicadacerca of the route does not charge entry, it was the first toll charged across the bridge. recommended visit
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  • It is very close to the road, but those few meters are in very poor condition. This desert, the good thing is that do not charge you entry and you can go to your liking. The buildings are worth the visit, are well preserved and around there are shady places to rest or a picnic
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  • Beautiful place and great point history in our country
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  • A beautiful place!
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  • Beautiful place
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  • "Pedagio", preserved bem muito Antigo.
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  • Me encantaaaaaaa!
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