Santa Lucía is a city located in the department of Canelones, Uruguay.
Founded in 1781, it is one of the oldest cities in the country. Originally called "Villa San Juan Bautista", the city was renamed Santa Lucía in honor of the city's patron saint.
During the Great War in the 19th century, the city was an important center of military and political activity.
In the year 1846, the Battle of San Antonio, one of the most important battles of the war, took place near the city.
In the 1920s, the city began to develop as a center for the production of fruits and vegetables, which is still an important part of its economy.
Today, Santa Lucía is a growing city, with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Artigas Park, the Regional Historical Museum and the Barra Bridge.
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