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Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha

Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha

Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha

Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha (Laguna de las Lavanderas, Tacuarembó) – for those interested in exploring Uruguay’s folk past and gaucho (cowboy) culture, it may be worth the 4-hour drive north from Montevideo to the provincial town of Tacuarembó. “Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha” (Gaucho Country Festival) is an event held annually (every March) there since 1986, which pays homage to the country’s fabled gaucho (cowboy). At least 60,000 attendees show up (many on horseback, wearing gaucho clothing and hats) – a true spectacle. Visitors from nearby Argentina and Brazil also participate. See the event website for details: https://patriagaucha.com.uy