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Salto

The city of Salto is located on the Banks of the Río Uruguay to the north, on the border with Argentina. Its origins date back to 1756, but its growth really began in the mid-19th century, when it was already recognized as one of the most important cities in the country.
In Salto you can eat the juiciest oranges in Latin America and the freshest blueberries in the region. A major producer of wool, the main hydroelectric generating center in the country and home to renowned artists such as the writers Horacio Quiroga and Marosa di Giorgio or plastic artists such as Petrona Viera, Salto overflows with tourist attractions.
It is the countryside city with the highest number of National Historic Landmarks such as the port area, the Larrañaga Theater, the Museum of Plastic Arts, and the traditional 18 de Julio Market. The hot springs are, without a doubt, the main attraction at an international level. Three large, first class complexes and two top quality water parks arouse the interest of visitors from around the world.

Main Attractives

The Salto Grande Dam.

The dam is 69 meters high from the base and 39 meters above the level of the river. It has fourteen turbines and generates an annual energy output of 11,135,779 mw/h, which distributed in equal parts represents 6% of the energy consumption of Argentina and 60% of that of Uruguay. The Salto Grande Dam is a great tourist attraction for being the largest in the country and the first binational one in Latin America. There are guided tours of the facilities every Sunday. Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 to 16:00 horas. Free of charge.

Salto Shopping Center.

An unavoidable shopping trip, Salto Shopping Center is currently the largest shopping center in the north of the country, with all the services. Bus station, restaurants, cafes and cinemas are some of the options to enjoy in a warm and friendly environment.

The Zoo.

Located 14 km from the city of Salto, the lake is formed by the reservoir of the Salto Grande Dam. It has natural observation circuits, white sandy beaches and forested parks. With a total area of 75,000 hectares it is ideal for water sports.

The Las Cavas Beach.

Located on the north coast, at its access point is the statue of Lemanja, lady of the Afro-Brazilian religion that worships the water.

Lake Salto Grande.

Located 14 km from the city of Salto, the lake is formed by the reservoir of the Salto Grande Dam. It has natural observation circuits, white sandy beaches and forested parks. With a total area of 75,000 hectares it is ideal for water sports.

 

Salto Chico.

Just 3 km to the north of the city you can find Salto Chico, an area of small waterfalls, beaches, fishing, nature and recreation. In front you can observe the rapids of the Río Uruguay and the place where the national hero Artigas crossed in 1811, starting the exodus of the Orientals.