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Museo Posta del Chuy, Melo

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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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  • Posta del Chuy used to be a type of "roadhouse" and now it is a lovely museum of local history and transportation. While the exhibits themselves are interesting, it is the buildings and the quiet coun...  more »
  • I know many places in Uruguay. I was very impressed to find this Museum in a place away, but with technology. Congratulations to the Uruguayan Government for investment. The person who stays at the Museum gave us a real history lesson. The place is charming. Too bad we didn't know, but I recommend you take snack and stay there for a few hours. For each side that look, we have a new and beautiful landscape
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  • Historical place for our border with Brazil. Very useful at the time. Very well preserved and with furniture and characteristic elements of his time. Very well represented the grocery store, it is a trip to the past. Surrounded by outstanding nature, accompanying the bridge with their breaks and the chain that served as a toll road. Very interesting to visit it with children, so that they appreciate and know our history.
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  • Beautiful place! Much history to learn! It is worthwhile to know him
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  • Excellent new interactive multimedia Museum in La Posta de el Chuy
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  • Very quaint and steeped in history.
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  • A beautiful scenic place with lots of history and great views I think the photos speak for themselves...!
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  • At the South American level is the only existing building of that time all done in stone by the Spanish Basques Etchevarria. Last customs in South America.
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