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La Paz

The first immigration settlement, established in 1858 is the center of an agricultural colony formed from the work of European immigrants.

In its center is the main square, Doroteo García, which displays the work of José Belloni, the Colonia Valdense Monument. This small village contains five National Historic Landmarks.

Some of the recommended places to visit are: the first house of the village, which was finished in 1859, the Agua Bonjour mill, built in 1877, the first Vadense Evangelical church in America, consecrated in 1893, the Concordia Port, the spirits factory, built in 1887, which distills corn to produce spirits, the Santa Cruz and Seminario Católico Chapels and the black bridge, inaugurated in 1902, the first iron road bridge in Uruguay.