"Open Museum ~ Museo Abierto" San Gregorio de Polanco by andal13

San Gregorio de Polanco Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 10 photos

En el corazón del Uruguay

San Gregorio de Polanco is a small town of Departamento de Tacuarembó. It was founded in 1853, and nowadays has a population of 3.000 inhabitants. San Gregorio is situated on the artificial lake of Rincón del Bonete, at river Negro. It is a quiet, familiar place, and its main attraction is the "open museum": a group of painters did their works over the walls of houses and public buildings.
To visit San Gregorio from Montevideo, you have to take Route 5; at km 306, take Route 43 until you find the town.


San Gregorio de Polanco es un pequeño pueblo del Departamento de Tacuarembó. Fue fundado en 1853, y actualmente tiene una población de 3.000 habitantes. San Gregorio está situado a orillas del lago artificial de Rincón del Bonete, en el río Negro. Es un sitio tranquilo, familiar, y su principal atracción es el "museo abierto": varios artistas plásticos pintaron sus obras sobre las paredes de las casas y los edificios públicos.
Para visitar San Gregorio, desde Montevideo se toma la Ruta 5; en el km 306, se toma la Ruta 43 hasta que se llega al pueblo.

The map ~ El mapa

Look at this map: San Gregorio de Polanco is situated inside the red circle... just in the middle of the country!

Miren el mapa: San Gregorio de Polanco está ubicado dentro del círculo rojo... ¡justo en el medio del país!

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  • In a nutshell:An open museum at a lakeside ~ Un museo abierto a orillas del lago
  • Last visit to San Gregorio de Polanco: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2005
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  • Jan 9, 2005 at 11:31 PM

    a town my aunty would really love, with all those paintings and vibrant colors! niece would love to visit aunty's country one day! ;-)

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 10:37 AM

    Was Andrea Warhol one of the painters of San Gregorio de Polanco or just inspired by them?

  • Johnny_CA's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 4:02 PM

    Is that the true Latin name for that fish? The Japanese root for that fish is "sushi."

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2004 at 2:51 PM

    I remember thia area, but can't realy put it all together, the Lake/ Water Reseroire, so familiar thanx for jogging my memories. lovely page

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 7:44 PM

    Hi Andrea! Hope all is well and that you don't paint your house like this! ;-)

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 4:44 PM

    Seems a fascinating place or plaice

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 6:10 AM

    HOw's Sara's mummy doing? :) This San Gregorio looks like an artistic town! Filled with vibrant colours with a scent of artistry. U';re staying at the end of Argentina!

  • pili's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2003 at 3:19 PM

    Que buena idea la de pintar murales en lugares que tal vez no tengan tanta riqueza arquitectonica! Andrea, debo ser sincera, este pueblo ni siquiera lo habia escuchado nombrar. Es lejos de Montevideo?

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2003 at 6:43 PM

    another paint work...to be worked

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 8:33 PM

    Sorry to here of the camera travails, Andrea...

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