Artigas is a city in the north of Uruguay, capital of the homonymous department.
It was founded in 1852 and bears the name of the national hero José Gervasio Artigas.
The city is located on the border with Brazil, about 600 km north of Montevideo. It is known for its historical and cultural importance, as well as for its mineral deposits, which have contributed to the economic development of the region.
Among his tourist attractions is the House of General Artigas, where the hero lived in exile for more than 30 years. You can also visit Plaza Artigas, the International Park, the Regional History Museum and the Heroes Cemetery, where the remains of important figures in Uruguayan history rest.
To get to Artigas from Montevideo, you can take National Route 5 to the north, which crosses several departments and cities such as Durazno, Tacuarembó and Rivera, until you reach Artigas. It is also possible to arrive from Brazil, through the city of Quaraí, crossing the international bridge that connects both countries.