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Departamento de Paysandu
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By Air

Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport (IATA: PDU, ICAO: SUPU) is the airport serving Paysandu, Uruguay.The airport is presently dedicated to general aviation, although previously it has been served by Transporte Aereo Militar Uruguayo and Aviasur.The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from downtown Paysandu.

By Train

Rail service is another way to travel around Uruguay for those in Paysandu and neighboring communities, but this form of transportation is used almost exclusively by the local people of Uruguay.You may find though that the railways do not maintain strict time schedules and can be quite unpredictable when it comes to arrivals and departures.

By Bus

There are two bus lines offering transport services for visitors who wish to travel in Uruguay. Both COT and COPSA offer good service with reliable schedules.These bus routes connect with all the cities in Uruguay and travel as far as the cities on the Brazilian border.Visitors to Paysandu and nearby communities will find that there is a bus that can take them nearly anywhere they wish to go for one standard fare.

Key places to visit
City Historical Museum, National Historical Monument, Florencio Sanchez Theatre, Plateau Artigas, Artigas Stadium


Places to Visit

City Historical Museum

In our tour around the city, we headed for the Municipal Historical Museum to get to know, apart from books, the history of Paysandu in a more interesting way.The building we visited was opened on November 1, 1890 as the headquarters of the Escuela Asilo Maternal (Child Care Home and –School) in Paysandu.It was the first school in the country belonging to the Misión de las Hermanas del Huerto (Mission of the Orchard’s Sisters).It was then used as a place to display art and eventually some municipal workshops took place there along with singing lessons.The technical school also used its facilities for educational purposes.The local administration refurbished it and called it "House of the Spirit of Paysandu” and it became the venue of several commissions related to the department since August 1984.On October 4, 1988, the Executive Power declared it a Historical Monument and on October 26, 1989 the Municipal Historical Museum was relocated there.

National Historical Monument

A Greek/Roman portico quite cunningly catches our attention.The Corinthian columns hold the heavy capital in which the shape of an angel seems to welcome us. The place looks gloomy and yet solemn. When we walked into the premises in silence we could only hear the sound of our footsteps on the small stones on the way and the gurgling sound of the doves that dwell there. It is the old cemetery of Paysandu, today National Historical Monument because of the quality of what is inside it. Known by the residents as the "Perpetuity Monument” it houses works of art and architectural constructions. The magnificent sculptures are real art and worship mausoleums among which those owned by the Sriling family and by General Francia are the most outstanding. These works of art were sculptured by artists like Giovanni del Vecchio de Morelli and José Livi. This kind of expression does not exist anywhere else. When touring around the venue, we can appreciate the Carrara marble angels, saints and lions surrounded by burial niches and tombs.

Florencio Sanchez Theatre

Opened in 1876, an architectural jewel declared National Historical Monument. Its stage has spent countless international artists, and was played on October 12, 1915, for the first time the complete score for the Uruguayan National Anthem.

Plateau Artigas

Dominant height to 49 feet above the waters of the River Uruguay, a strategic choice by General Artigas in their struggle to assert the freedom of peoples. Rugged natural beauty, crowned by the bust Hero located at the top of a granite column of 37 meters, is the only National Natural Monument. Around it has built the so-called Casona del Patriarca, stone building that allows the holding of meetings, meetings and provides better facilities to the visitors.

Artigas Stadium

As a result of the realization of the America's Cup '95, the former Park Artigas was completely remodeled and reopened on June 25, 1995, under that name.It has capacity for 20,000 spectators and football events are held both nationally and internationally.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
August - October


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