Melo is a city located in the department of Cerro Largo, in the northeast of Uruguay.
Known as the "Gateway to the North", it is an important city in the region due to its strategic location near the border with Brazil. Melo is famous for its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, which give it a quaint, historic charm.
Among its main tourist attractions are the Cathedral of San Antonio de Padua, the Francisco Mazzoni Regional Museum, the Plaza Constitución and the House of Culture. The city is also known for its annual gaucho homeland festival, which celebrates the gaucho culture and traditions of Uruguay.
To get to Melo, you can take a bus from Montevideo or from other major cities in the country. It can also be reached by car via Route 8, which connects Melo with other nearby cities. The city is approximately 380 km northeast of Montevideo.
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See also information on Montevideo y Brasil.