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Villa Soriano

Founded in 1624 when the Chaná Indian population was reduced, Santo Domingo Soriano, as it was previously known, is the oldest European settlement in Uruguayan territory.

The population was originally located on the Vizcaíno Island, at the confluence of the Negro and Uruguay Rivers, later moving to the mainland, probably due to floods and attacks by hostile indigenous people. The town has kept the colonial characteristics of its past and has a high heritage value. A church with an articulated Christ, a giant, old Timbó (Pacara Earpod Tree), the place where Artigas lived, the picturesque pier and the first marine resort in the country are just some of the attractions for visiting tourists.