The name reminds us that the Argentinean general, Juan Lavalle, owned 11,000 hectares ( about 27 acres) from 1841 until 1932.
“Ombú” is the Spanish word for a tree of the family of the phytolaccaceae, that is very abundant in the region.
The city was founded in 1890, and the tenacious population, a mixture of “gringos” and “criollos”, endowed it with everything necessary, and with the passing of time it became a referent for the national agricultural production.
The city is about 70 km (43.5 miles) from Colonia del Sacramento.
Take Route 21 up to the Paraje Bañado de Conchillas, where you will turn into Route 55.