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Cerro Colorado (officially Dr Alejandro Gallinal) is a town in the Central Interior of Uruguay, located on Route 7, about 142 kilometres northeast of Montevideo, 90 kilometres from the department capital of Florida. It is a really small town, home to 1,357 people.

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A chapel located in Cerro Colorado.

The town's major sights include the big clock, which casts its melody every hour, 24 hours a day. It was constructed in Holland, commissioned by Dr Alberto Gallinal in 1960. There is also a beautiful theatre nearby, which is frequently used for celebrating traditional events. There is also a chapel in the town.

The nearby historic estancia San Pedro de Timote, now a hotel (listed below), is also worth a visit—guided tours are available.

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San Pedro de Timote
  • 1 San Pedro de Timote (2 kilometres from Cerro Colorado), +598 4310 8086. This is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Uruguay. The hotel consists of a colonial house, a chapel, the guest house, a studio, a library and a conference room. 18 double rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are a generously sized, with large beds, heating and air conditioning. Surrounded by nature, the hotel offers swimming, tennis, horseback riding, tractor rides and rural activities. Additionally, it has a delicious restaurant which serves traditional as well as international dishes. Unfortunately, public transport is not available. Free private parking is available on site.

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