Founded on April 24, 1809
The departament is located at only 98 kilometers from the city of Montevideo.
Florida has a population of 33 640 people. In this city is celebrated every 25th of August the declaration of the independence, it starts with the president's speech in the Piedra Alta and it finish with the parade in front of the president
Declaratoria de la Independencia.
Thursday, Aug. 25th 1825 at 8pm
Departamento de Florida, Uruguay
places to visit.
In Florida we can find a lot of places to visit like:
Prado de la Piedra Alta, this one is located on the board of the river Santa Lucía Chico, outside the city. Is the place where the independence was declareted the 25 of August in 1825. Around the Piedra there is a beautiful park with monuments and playground for the kids.
Parque Robaina situated above the river Santa Lucia Chico, in the opposite margin to the Piedra Alta. The extension has a beautiful place with a native flora and wildlife. There are areas for bathrooms on above the river. Ideal for a day of picnic. It has barbecues and a municipal camping with all the comfort. To asist here we recommend you to bring comfortable clothes, tents, etc.
Church of San Cono here is celebrated every 3 of June the veneration of San Cono. The image of the saint in his interior was brought from Italy in 1890. The church is at the street Coralio Lacosta and Rodó.
We also can offer you places outside the departament like:
Wonderful touristic touristic residencies that invite you to submerge in the life of the countryside. The most famous one was the San Pedro Del Timote (Cerro Colorado, kilometer 142 of the route 7), a beautiful Hotel de Campo where coexist old constructions with modern installations of joy.
Paso Severino: a tourist place from minutes of Florida, in the kilometer 73 of the route 5. It's situated above the lake by the Represa in the river Santa Lucía Chico, ideal for go swimming and to go fishing.