The old Posta del Chuy is an inn situated 12 km away from Melo, Cerro Largo, Uruguay.

History

The inn was intended for travelers going by diligence from Melo to Villa Artigas (now Río Branco).

Built in 1855 by two Basque men named Etcheverry, the solid stone building is unique in South America.

Heritage

It has been declared National Heritage.

The history of its construction is described in "Los árboles de piedra", by Andrés Echevarría.

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