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Sunset on the Uruguay River in Uruguaiana

Uruguaiana is a town in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the South of Brazil, on the border with Argentina.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • BR-290 west from Porto Alegre
  • BR-472 runs north-south through town, connecting with cities in the north of the state, and crossing the Uruguay border in the south, connecting with Uruguay Route 3 towards Salto.
  • Uruguaiana-Paso de los Libres International Bridge from the Argentinian town of Paso de los Libres on the other side of the river

By plane[edit]

Uruguaiana has a small airport with flights from Porto Alegre, Pelotas, Rio Grande, and Santa Maria.

Get around[edit]


  • Barragem Sanchuri.
  • Dr. Pedro Marini Cultural center (Centro Cultural Dr. Pedro Marini), Rua Santana, no number (corner with Rua Duque de Caxias),  412-1633. This center holds five museums: the Didactic Art Museum, the History and Art Museum, the Crioulo Museum, the Piá Museum, and the Museum of Natural and Exact Sciences.
  • Parque Dom Pedro II.
  • Agustin Justo - Getúlio Vargas International Bridge (Ponte Internacional Agustin Justo - Getúlio Vargas). This bridge, constructed in 1947, separates the city from Paso de los Libres, Argentina
  • Praça Barão do Rio Branco.
  • Praia do Cantão.




  • Casa do PeixeR. Marechal Floriano 1850 3411-0531, 8411-0498. 20h-23h30. Specializing in fish dishes.
  • Confraria RestauranteR. XV de Novembro 2184 3402-3001. 11AM-2PM, 7PM-midnight.
  • GringoR. Setembrino de Carvalho 1658 3413-1319. 11AM-2:30PM, 7PM-midnight.
  • Monte Carlo GrillR. Sete de Setembro 1915 3411-8336. 11h-14h.
  • NapoliR. Benjamin Constant 247 (corner with R. Dr. Maia),  3412-4097. 11AM-2PM, 7PM-midnight.
  • Paradouro 1Rod. BR-290 km 715 (at the airport),  3413-5377. 24 hours.
  • MainardiAv. Presidente Vargas 4845 (attached to Hotel Mainardi),  3401-3100. Churrascaria.
  • Restaurante GlóriaR. Domingos de Almeida 1951 (attached to Hotel Glória),  3412-4422.
  • [dead link]River's GrillR. Bento Martins 1818 3412-2383. 11AM-2:30PM, 7PM-1AM.


  • Bar 10R. XV de Novembro (corner with R. Dr. Maia).
  • Bar 12BR-472 (south end of town towards Barra do Quaraí),  3413-2300. 7PM-midnight.



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