Rocha is the capital of the department of the same name in the Atlantic coast region of Uruguay.
While the department of Rocha is a popular area full of great beach towns, the city of Rocha is a fairly boring administrative capital, not any kind of tourist destination. If you're not travelling for business, you're most likely to end up here when changing buses to get from one beach town to another.
Plaza Independenciaaddress: between Ramírez, 25 de Agosto, Artigas, and 25 de MayoNo Uruguayan city is complete without a centrally located plaza that includes a statue of national hero José Artigas. At this one, unlike most, there are streets pointing directly towards the center of the plaza from all four directions, so if you stand in the middle it looks kind of cool (at least a good photo opportunity).
address: 25 de Mayo and Dagoberto Vaz MendozaHistoric theater on the Plaza Independencia, built in 1910.
Iglesia Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios
Plaza Ansinaaddress: Ansina and 18 de JulioPlaza with stands selling clothes, snacks, and miscellaneous items, including a few that would make decent souvenirs.
El Patophone: +598 4472 5636address: 25 de Mayo and Julián GrañaElegant restaurant with a brick interior and mood lighting. Service is a little slow, so it's better to go up to the cashier to pay rather than paying at your table.
City Caféphone: +598 4472 4974address: José P Ramírez and José A RibotTypical Uruguayan fare, including tasty pizza.
phone: +598 44734839address: Ribot 79
Hotel MunicipalConvenient location, but it's run-down and bare-bones, wifi is unreliable at best, and the loud music from the nightclub next door will keep you up. Better to find somewhere else.