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Santa Clara del Olimar

Arriving in Santa Clara de Olimar, located on route 7 to the west of the department, means arriving in an emblematic site in the consolidation of the Uruguayan Democracy, the epicenter of great episodes of our national history.
It was in those streets, houses and surroundings that the caudillo (leader) Aparicio Saravia began his revolutionary actions that led to the definite establishment of the bases of civil freedom in the Republic.
To a large extent, everything in Santa Clara alludes to this remarkable nationalist leader: his remains are buried in the local cemetery; the parish where he got married is in this village and the farmhouse “El Cordobés” , where he lived and gathered the “ragtag army” to start his revolts is nearby. Today this is a historical museum managed by the Municipality of Cerro Largo.
In addition, Santa Clara also boasts the house of national writer Juana de Ibarborou, goddaughter of the Nationalist General, who died in 1904. Juana wrote about him: "... when, as a soldier he fell in the tragic fields of Masoller, on a day without human limits, his myth of eternal dimensions, began to rise from his lying body".


Source: Municipality of Treinta y Tres