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Country  Uruguay
Founded  1821

Durazno is the capital city of the department of Durazno in Uruguay.


Map of Durazno

Durazno de gala noche de blues


The city is located at the intersection of Routes 5 and 41, in the south of the department, close to the borders with the departments of Flores to the southwest and Florida to the southeast. It is only 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the city of Trinidad, capital of Flores department.


Durazno Beautiful Landscapes of Durazno

Durazno is situated on the south banks of the Yi River, a tributary to the Rio Negro River. Just across the river, is located the Santa Bernardina International Airport.


Durazno in the past, History of Durazno

The town was founded on 12 October 1821, under the name of San Pedro del Durazno, as a homage to Brazilian Emperor Pedro I, at a time when the territory of present-day Uruguay had been annexed to Brazil as the Cisplatine Province. It had acquired the status of villa (town) before the independence of Uruguay. On 13 July 1906, its status was elevated to ciudad (city) by Act No. 3041.


Durazno Culture of Durazno

The church of San Pedro de Durazno is an icon of the city. After a fire was it was redesigned by the engineer Eladio Dieste he used reinforced brick. Located opposite the Plaza Independencia where the Columbus monument near the church that are just identifying Durazno is quintessential.

Durazno Culture of Durazno

Interior of St. Peters church designed by architect Eladio Dieste. In the cultural field is developed from the 1970s a folk festival of national and international importance, for which they have been figures like Leon Gieco, Ruben Rada, Jaime Roos and Soledad Pastorutti, among others. The first festival was mentioned on February 9, 1973, and the name "National Folk Festival" All Sing in Durazno Uruguay. Are also conducted in Durazno, since 1989, First Call of Interior, where troupes parade of candombe in contest for three seats on Calls Carnival in Montevideo. Lately he has taken on national importance, especially among young people, due to massive Pilsen Rock, launched in 2003, where in 2005 150,000 young people enjoyed bands like The Like, The Sow Vela, La Abuela Coca, and Trap were present, among others.3

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