Posta del Chuy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Chuy (disambiguation).
Old Posta del Chuy

The old Posta del Chuy is a historic inn situated 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away from Melo, Cerro Largo, Uruguay.


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.[1]


It has been declared a site of National Heritage.[2] The history of its construction is described in "Los árboles de piedra" by Andrés Echevarría.


  1. ^ La Posta del Chuy (in Spanish)
  2. ^ La Posta del Chuy (in English)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°22′57.28″S 54°1′46.65″W / 32.3825778°S 54.0296250°W / -32.3825778; -54.0296250 (Posta del Chuy)