Montevideo

  • Montevideo, the capital, has a nostalgic, 1950s feel. In the streets you see very old Belle Epoque cars that seem almost new! It is very pleasant to go for a walk in the old streets from Matriz Square (also known as Constitution Square) to Zabala Square, passing via the historic Cabildo (old town hall), the Cathedral (1804) and General Rivera's house. In the port, the 19th century market with its wooden ...
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  • The capital of Uruguay is extremely dependant on tourism but is nevertheless a nice place to visit.
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  • Montevideo is a friendly-sized capital city. It only has 1,500,000 inhabitants.
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  • Artigas was a soldier who was instrumental in leading Uruguay to independence. Today he is called "the father of Uruguayan nationhood".
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  • The president of Uruguay works from Estevez Palace in Montevideo. It is located on Independence Square.
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  • This square is the centre of Montevideo. It is located between the Old Town and the new city.
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  • The 'Torre Ejecutiva' is an administrative building in Montevideo. It is 56 metres high.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Uruguay

Montevideo, the capital, has a nostalgic, 1950s feel. In the streets you see very old Belle Epoque cars that seem almost new! It is very pleasant to go for a walk in the old streets from Matriz Square (also known as Constitution Square) to Zabala Square, passing via the historic Cabildo (old town hall), the Cathedral (1804) and General Rivera's house. In the port, the 19th century market with its wooden tables and lively bars is the ideal place to enjoy a steak.

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