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Address: C.C. 106, Concordia, Argentina
Phone Number: +598-47327777
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a lot of information and a nice tour

It exceeds our expectations. Very kind and well prepared guides and a lot of very interesting information. I was there 30 years ago with a school tour and it's nice to see things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
AdrianMvd
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Montevideo, Uruguay

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Is normal hydroelectric dam, is good if you have a guide to know the process. With this Uruguay received the electricity and Argentina too. Really are important for that countries, you can visit if you are here, but really is not "atraction"

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Almost a whole country -Uruguay- gets energized by this hydroelectric dam (more specifically: 70% of the energy comes from this place) and almost ten percent from Argentina´s. The place itself it is beatiful, amazing when you get to watch the difference between the artificial lake and the water that flows down, and also a very peaceful environment. Totally worthy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't find any information on tours of the dam. We assumed we could catch a bus out there, but the dam is across the boarder, somehow we missed the boarder crossing and started to walk over the dam, which you aren't allowed to do, so don't do that. Would have been nice to see, but didn't work out for... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It exceeds our expectations. Very kind and well prepared guides and a lot of very interesting information. I was there 30 years ago with a school tour and it's nice to see things so well maintained.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This free and comprehensive tour to both sides of the dam was led by very informed guides. It was impressive to see the machinery up close and really understand the amazing power produced by the hydroelectric dam. A bus takes tourists to a view point, the turbine room, across the service bridge and the regular bridge. It was a great... More 

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Concordia, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Dam is situated 20 km at north of the city, is one the most important hydroelectric dam of the country. Also, it connect Argentina (Concordia city) and Uruguay (Salto City) by a bridge. In this uruguayan city you can find the biggest "Complejo Termal" of the region, with pools at 40o. water temp. and very good ofert of hotel... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I went to visit this dam and I have to say that it was really interesting. Every hour a free guided tour begins. I had one in Spanish and I don't know if you can have it in English but anyway it is worth the visit. You will learn many incredible things...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

A free guided tour (only in Spanish) that includes a video of the history of the dam followed by a 20-30 min guided tour of the dam which goes all the way into the argentinan side and back. Highly recommended.

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