Montevideo- capital and the largest city in Uruguay- surely one of the musts when it comes to South America travel. Montevideo- a city of great history where the first Mundial ever took place. It is situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata making it the great off-cruise- shore excursion. Here come the highlights of the Montevideo travel.
This vivacious city is a perfect travel option for ones who love good music, theater and art, perfect early evening at a local bar with sounds of tango whispering to your ears and joyful people dancing around you. So, don’t be too shy, come and free yourself to the joys of life this amazing city has to offer!
See the waterfront area where German battleship the Graff Spee took place during the World War II. Continue to Old Town (or Ciudad Vieja, as locals call it)- a charming place with many buildings in art deco manner such as the Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Constitution Square, and Independence Square –in which center dominates the statue of Gervasio Artigas, national hero who is sometimes called the the father of Uruguayan nationhood. Our tour guide will lead you to the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble and 12 different types of wood.
Drive through the Prado neighborhood where you’ll find one of the oldest parks in the city that features the famous sculpture La Diligencia, Monument to the last Charruas Indians, and the Rose Garden. Continue your travel through the Batlle and Ordonez Parks, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta Monument (Covered Wagon) and the Soccer Stadium – the site of the first World Soccer Cup organized by FIFA- now a place where football team Nacional plays games and practices. Drive through the Carrasco residential area, an exclusive beachside suburb with its magnificent private residences and the Hotel Casino Carrasco – an imposing building overlooking the coast and filled with tradition and history. The return drive will be along the coast to see the long stretches of world-class beaches. Tour concludes at the Pier.
Optional lunch at the best Meet restaurant ( Mercado del Puerto)- we recommend trying milanesa- meat dish very common in South America that is mostly similar to Wiener Schnitzel.
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