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Holidays To Montevideo
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Montevideo is the capital and largest city in Uruguay. It is also the most populous city in the country, with close to a third of the country’s population living within its metropolitan region. Montevideo has a reputation for being the Latin American city with the highest quality of life, and is considered a centre of finance and culture in Uruguay. Holidays to Montevideo are about city exploration and immersing in the rich culture that the city has to offer. Very much a tourist city, Montevideo has several attractions including historic buildings, museums, art galleries, restaurants and nightclubs. This ensures that there is something for everyone in the city. Among the many places within the old city, Sarandi Street and Mecado del Puerto are the most frequently visited. The city has many entertainment venues, including the Solis Theatre. Among the many cultural attractions in the city are the Gaucho Museum and the Palacio Municipal. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to Montevideo, and makes sure yours is a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Montevideo with us and experience the capital city of Uruguay at its very best.
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UTC/GMT -3:00 hours
Condor, Air France, American Airlines, TAM Linhas Aéreas, Iberia
Spanish, Italian, English
Best Time to Travel
July, October to November
Modes of Transport
Bus, Car, Tram, Motorcycle
Currency Exchange Rate
1.00 GBP = 44.46 UYU
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Independence Square is where the Old City starts. The area is home to buildings reflecting magnificent architectural styles. At the centre is a statue of Jose Gervasio Artigas, founder of the city. There’s a 24 hour guard there and you should try catching the changing of the guard ceremony.
This is Montevideo’s historical centre. Ciudad Vieja or Old Town is located on a peninsula with the port on one side. Vintage architecture is the biggest lure at Ciudad Vieja. The place is home to excellent restaurants and cosy bars; ideal for spending a leisurely afternoon at.
Set up in 1852 this is Montevideo’s main theatre and opera house. Well renovated in the recent past the interiors of the theatre are quite spectacular. Regular shows, ballet performances and operas take place there; it is well worth catching a show at the Teatro Solis.
Located along the south eastern edge of Plaza Independencia this was South America's tallest building at one time. It is considered the twin building of Palacio Barolo located in Buenos Aires. The neo-Gothic style building was originally meant to be a hotel however it now serves as a government office and apartment complex. Well worth exploring for fine architectural detail.
Mercado del Puerto
The Mercado Puerto is an ornamental iron structure that although was meant to be a railway station now houses many restaurants and cafes. Consisting of seafood restaurants and market stalls the enclave is ideal for grilled specialities.
La Rambla is a coastal promenade located just a few minutes from the Old Town Ciudad Vieja. It is divided into sections known as Rambla Francia, Rambla Argentina and Rambla Gran Bretana. Ideal for enjoying walks along the ocean front.
This is a popular tourist attraction; it consists of a huge map of Montevideo located within the Palacio Municipale. You can take a walk to just about any quarter of the city along the elaborate map. Ideal for tracking and marking out where you want to go.
Pocitos meaning little wells is complete with a gorgeous beach. Legend has it that washerwomen used to dig holes in the beach for fresh water to do their laundry; leaving behind the wells. The area is well serviced by restaurants and shops and is ideal for enjoying long leisurely walks.
La Feria de Tristan Narvaja
This is a fabulous flea market held every Sunday at Tristan Narvaja Street. Just about anything and everything is sold there; rummage around the stalls and you will come across old records, fine antiques, pets, plants, clothes, accessories, sunglasses and even the occasional false teeth.
Peatonal Sarandi is the Main Street of Montevideo. It tapers off to other alleys and by roads of the city and is home to the best shopping and dining venues. There you will see stars paved into the sidewalk; these are to honour celebrated citizens of Uruguay.