Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay
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Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay

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The Plaza Colon is one of the main squares of Tacuarembo, Uruguay. Facing it is, among others, the Club Tacuarembó. Facing the plaza runs one of the main streets of the city, the streets July 18.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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