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Fray Bentos

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Fray Bentos is in the Río Negro department of Uruguay, at the border to Argentina.

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The factory area

The town of Fray Bentos has historically been a very important center of meat and meat extract production, as reflected in the world heritage listed plants located here.

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You can get in by bus. There are about 12 daily buses from Montevideo, the ride taking 4-7 hours depending on the route. Less frequent buses are also available from other Uruguayan cities such as Colonia and Salto. As this is the southernmost road bridge between Uruguay and Argentina, you'll pass near the city if you travel between these two countries overland. The city is less than 50 km from Gualeguaychú in Argentina.

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Map of Fray Bentos
  • 1 Museo de la Revolución Industrial (Ex-frigorífico Anglo), Rambla Andres Montaño, +598 4562 2918. The UNESCO World Heritage listing "Fray Bentos Cultural Industrial Landscape" comprises the premises of the former Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, founded in 1863. From 1899 onwards the Anglo Meat Packing Plant functioned here. Closed in 1979, the area is nowadays a museum. In its heyday it was one of the largest industrial plants in all of South America and attracted many of the region's European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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