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Treinta y Tres is the capital of the department of the same name in the central interior of Uruguay, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. The city is identified for being key to the development of folk music and popular singing in Uruguay. Several of the main artists of the folkloric genre come from there.


Its name means "Thirty Three" and refers to the 19th-century national heroes, the 33 Orientales, who established the independence of Uruguay. Coincidentally, the city sits near the 33°S line of latitude. The townspeople are called treintaitresino, or olimareño.

In 2011, it was home to 25,000 people.

Get in[edit]

Buses are available from cities such as Montevideo, Maldonado, Melo, Minas, and Río Branco.

The city is located on Route 8.

Get around[edit]

Map of Treinta y Tres


  • 1 Monument to Dionisio Díaz, Tenientes de Artigas and Fructuoso del Puerto.
  • Agustín Araujo Museum
Obelisk of Treinta y Tres
  • Obelisk of Treinta y Tres. The largest in the country, reaching 45 meters. Obelisco de Treinta y Tres (Q16613000) on Wikidata
  • 2 Plaza 19 de Abril (center of the city). It is surrounded by several municipal and important buildings of the Trintaitres capital. The square has a fountain, monuments and various games for children, this being one of the favorite destinations for the people of the town. Plaza 19 de Abril (Q16619912) on Wikidata
  • Treinta y Tres has several rivers, one of them frequently used as a beach by visitors and locals is the Olimar River, in which its three bridges stand out.


protected area of ​​Quebrada de los Cuervos
  • The city has two large parks: Parque Dionisio Díaz and Parque del Río Olimar
  • Folklore Festival ("Olimar Festival") held during the week before Easter
  • 1 ​​Quebrada de los Cuervos (drive north from the city 20 km on Route 8, androgen another 25 km NW). Its mountainous topography of metamorphic rocks rises up to 300 meters above sea level. Quebrada de los Cuervos (Q6094310) on Wikidata Quebrada de los Cuervos on Wikipedia






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