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Florida (pronounced floh-REE-dah) is the capital of Florida Department in the Central Interior of Uruguay. Surrounded by farmland, Florida is a fairly quiet city of 30,000 people—in contrast to nearby Montevideo, it has a small-town feel. Despite its small size relative to Montevideo, Florida has a couple of impressive attractions, including a beautiful cathedral and the site of Uruguay's 1825 Declaration of Independence. Located less than two hours from Montevideo by bus, it's very doable as a day trip if you don't want to spend the night.


Get in[edit]

Buses from Montevideo, Durazno, and other cities are available several times a day. The Florida bus terminal is centrally located, about a block from the cathedral and the central plaza, Plaza Asamblea.

Get around[edit]

Walk, drive, or ride a motorbike – local bus service is very limited.


Cathedral of Florida
  • 1 Piedra Alta (on Avenida Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, at the eastern edge of town). A large rock that was the location of the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Adjacent to a nice park. When trying to find it, be aware that there are a few things in Florida named after the rock, so map apps seem to get confused—you're looking for the spot near the eastern edge of town, by the Río Santa Lucía. Q9059469 on Wikidata
  • Cathedral of Florida (Catedral Basílica de Florida) (adjacent to Plaza Asamblea, the town's central plaza). An impressive cathedral for a town of 30,000. Make sure to go inside!
  • Chapel of San Cono (Capilla de San Cono). Where multitudes gather every June 3rd.
  • Florida Historical Museum (Museo Histórico de Florida), Rivera 373. Free.







Free (though unreliable) public WiFi is available at the Plaza Asamblea. Look for the network "Ceibal".

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