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Artigas is the capital of Artigas Department in the northern interior of Uruguay, located on the Brazilian border.


Get in[edit]

Map of Artigas

Buses are available from Montevideo and from nearby cities such as Salto and Tacuarembó. The city is located across the Brazilian border from Quaraí, and there is a bridge connecting the two cities.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Jefatura de Policía "Gral Eugenio Garzon", Lequeder and Ramos (next to Plaza Artigas). The police headquarters of Artigas Department is in a building architecturally similar to a medieval castle and has been declared a National Historic Monument of Uruguay.
  • Paseo 7 de Setiembre. A park on the banks of the River Cuareim.


Carnaval de Artigas
  • Carnaval de Artigas (Artigas Carnival). The most popular festival in Artigas, inspired by Rio de Janeiro's carnival. Music, dancing, and a parade. (Q5752815) on Wikidata Carnaval de Artigas on Wikipedia
  • 1 Municipal pools (Piscinas municipales), Eugenio Garzón esq. Héctor Vasconcellos. Tu–Su 09:00–21:00. Free.


  • 1 Casa Chaia Free Shop, Garzón esq. Río Branco, +598 4772 4719.
  • 2 Duty Free Americas, Av. Lecueder 421, +598 4772 3312.
  • 3 Free Shop El Dorado, Garzón 340, +598 4772 3885.
  • 4 Neutral Duty Free Shop, Av. Lecueder 402, +598 4773 2554.
  • 5 The Place Free Shop, Av. Lecueder 344, +598 4773 2440.


  • 1 La Previa Resto-Bar y Parrilla, Telmo Garcia da Rosa y By Pass, +598 4772 7990. 12:00–15:00, 20:00–00:30.


  • 1 Submarino, Av. Circunvalación J. F. Kennedy esq. Eugenio Garzón. Pizzas, drinks, and live music.





Go next[edit]

  • Bella Unión – known for its duty-free shops, located near the tripoint of Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina
  • Rivera – located on the Brazilian border and forms a pretty large metro area with its Brazilian counterpart of Santana do Livramento. It's known for great shopping and cultural influence from Brazil
  • Salto – hot springs and a giant international hydroelectric dam
  • Tacuarembó – a center of gaucho culture and possible birthplace of Carlos Gardel
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