The capital, of the same name as the department is named after Colonel Bernarbé Rivera, while the department owes its name to Fructuoso Rivera, Uruguay’s first president. History with a big H is everywhere: sites of memory, squares and museums that cannot be ignored. Visiting the Rivera department is a real adventure that will allow you to constantly navigate between the past and its strong cultural heritage, and the present, with its important commercial aspect.
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