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Rivera

Rivera is a department of outstanding natural and cultural richness with great heritage and a privileged geographical location. Located at the source of the Cuñapirú river, the city grew around the Cerro del Marco (Marco hill), and is separated from Santa Ana do Livramento by just one street.
The capital is named in tribute to Colonel Bernarbé Rivera, while the department owes its name to Fructuoso Rivera, the first president of Uruguay. In all cases, its history is present in different places, historic sites, squares and museums that you should get to know. A visit to the department of Rivera is a true adventure between past culture and heritage and an outstanding commercial present. In the city, tourists can find a wide range of food, hotels and the best casinos in the region. Rivera offers tourists modern duty free shops and shopping centers, whose main objective is to provide a comprehensive service, with ongoing promotions from the different international-quality companies based there. If you are looking for entertainment and fun, the excitement of slot machines and table games is another of the great attractions offered by the city. In Rivera, you can also enjoy a great variety of food, ranging from typical country cooking to the finest French cuisine.

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    La oferta expositiva, cultural, deportiva y festiva del departamento de Rivera es muy rica y diversa. Sus escenarios al aire libre, sus centros de eventos, sus teatros y la proximidad con la ciudad brasileña de Santa do Livramento, hacen de Rivera un punto de alto interés para eventos internacionales.

    Enero
    Verano Joven - Rivera


    Febrero
    Carnaval Internacional y Multicultural
    Fiesta de la Sandia y la Forestación - Tranqueras


    Marzo
    Semana de Vichadero (Semana de Turismo) - Vichadero
    Fiesta Criolla Vichadero  (Semana de Turismo) - Vichadero
    Semana Criolla - Local Curticeiras  (Semana de Turismo) - Rivera
    Día Internacional de la Mujer -  Rivera

    Abril
    Día Internacional de la Danza - Rivera

    Mayo
    Fiesta Criolla de Paso Ataques – Ataques
    Homenaje al Día de la Madre - Rivera
    Día Internacional del Libro - Rivera
    Aniversario de la Biblioteca Nacional - Rivera

    Junio
    Homenaje Día del Abuelo y Carnaval de Invierno - Rivera

    Setiembre
    Fiesta de la Elección de la Reina del Adulto Mayor -Rivera
    Mes del Patrimonio - Rivera
    Día de la Cultura Pampa y Encuentro Internacional Farroupilha -Rivera - Livramento
    Marcha de Masoller - Masoller
    Día Mundial de Turismo -Rivera

    Octubre
    Desfile Internacional del Adulto Mayor -Rivera
    Encuentro Internacional de Turismo - Rivera
    Campamento Artiguista - Minas de Corrales
    Marco de Oro - Entrega de Premios - Rivera
    Festival de Carrozas - Rivera

    Noviembre
    Semana de Minas de Corrales - Minas de Corrales
    Fiesta del Jabalí – Minas de Corrales
    Fiesta Criolla de Tranqueras - Tranqueras

    Diciembre
    Semana de Rivera - Rivera| Tranqueras | Minas de Corrales | Vichadero
    Barrialito de Futbol Infantil - Rivera
    Homenaje a Deportistas de Rivera - Rivera
    Sarao del Campo – Moirones
    A campo Abierto - Amarillo
    Noche Mágica - Rivera
    Noche de los Museos - Rivera
    Cantata de Navidad - Rivera

Main Attractions

Plaza Internacional. (International Square)

Created in 1943 during the Second World War, this is an international monument to world peace and the coexistence of people. The square, designed on a large border area, links the two cities and is visited daily by hundreds of tourists.

Sporting attractions.

For football fans there is something unmissable in the city: the Atilio Paiva Olivera Stadium, one of the venues of the 1995 Copa America and important matches in the American Copa Libertadores.
Motorsport fans should pay attention to the agenda of the Municipal Autodrome near the Parque Gran Bretaña (Great Britain Park), in which important automobile activities and motorbike races take place.

Go shopping.

Rivera offers tourists modern duty free shops and shopping centers, whose main objective is to provide a comprehensive service, with ongoing promotions from the different international-quality companies based there.

Enjoy the nightlife.

If you are looking for entertainment and fun, the excitement of slot machines and table games is another of the great attractions offered by the city.

Try the local food from the border.

Among all the charms of the leisure and tourism you can find in Rivera, you can also enjoy a great variety of food, ranging from typical country cooking and barbeques to the finest French cuisine.