©

Melo trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Melo

(4.4/5 based on 25 reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: museums
Melo is the capital city of the Cerro Largo Department of north-eastern Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the ninth most populated city of the country.LocationIt is located at the center of the department, on the intersection of Route 7 with Route 8, south of Aceguá and the border with Brazil. Other primary roads to the city are Route 26 and Route 44.GeographyThe stream Arroyo Conventos (a tributary of Tacuarí River) flows by the west limits of the city.HistoryIt was founded on 27 June 1795 by Agustín de la Rosa, an officer to the Spanish Empire. It was named after Pedro Melo de Portugal, a Spanish colonial official of Portuguese royal ancestry.Given its proximity to some Portuguese colonies in Brazil, the "Melo Village" (in Spanish, "Villa de Melo"), as it was once named, it was invaded by Portuguese forces in 1801, 1811, and 1816. With Uruguayan independence, Melo was officially declared capital of the department of Cerro Largo.In 1845, the city square was renamed in honor of Manuel Oribe, a former President of Uruguay and a political leader of the White Party (Partido Blanco), which brought to light the relations of this corner of the country with that National Movement (the vast majority of its inhabitants have belonged to that same political community).
Make your own Melo vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Uruguay tour planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Melo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Melo:
Theme parks, spas, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, beaches, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, beaches, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Uruguay

11 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM CHILE February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM PERU April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South America BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA February, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 40 days in South America BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Buenos Aires, Punta del Este & Montevideo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM URUGUAY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Punta del Este BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Mercedes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mercedes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News