Montevideo Off The Beaten Path

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    The Pedagogical Museum

    by melosh Written Dec 3, 2006

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    An oldtime classroom

    This is another of the small free museums of Montevideo. It has a collection of pictures and artefacts from education through Uruguayan history. Below the museum there is still a functioning school. This provides an unusually lively sound background to a visit to the museum during school hours.

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    Countryside

    by realde14 Written Nov 4, 2005

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    Uruguay's country side

    Uruguay's countryside is very bucolic. Once you leave Montevideo, whether you head west towards Colonia or East to Punta de Este, you will see the idyllic countryside of Uruguay, full with meadows, horses, cows. and cute little houses

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    El Prado

    by Shakermaker Written Apr 12, 2005

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    A beautiful neighbourhood full of parks and with the beautiful Rosedal. It is worth to take a walk around this calm area and to enjoy its parks and old mansions.
    Also worth visiting on this neigbourhood is the Jardin Botanico

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    Sh... Listen!

    by andal13 Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    Little bird

    Montevideo is a common city, with people, traffic, buildings, hustle and bustle... but it has an unique quality: you can see and HEAR birds!!!! And I can assure you this is just wonderful... when you wake up in the morning and you hear their sings!
    I took this picture at my backyard... that little bird was standing on the fence.

    Montevideo es una ciudad común, con gente, tránsito, edificios, bullicio... pero tiene una cualidad única: puedes ver y OIR pájaros!!! Y te puedo asegurar que esto es simplemente maravilloso... cuando te despiertas a la mañana y escuchas sus cantos!
    Saqué esta foto en el fondo de mi casa... ese pajarito estaba parado en el muro.

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  • Find the peaceful beaches east of the city...

    by akken Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Dunes in M��danos (i.e., dunes) de Solymar

    In the departamento de Canelones, Ciudad de la Costa runs clear out to El Pinar, with a commercial strip half a km inland (Aveneida Italia/Avenida Ginnatasio), but a peaceful beach along La Rambla. There is nothing here but sand, mild surf (this is saline eatuary, not open ocean), summer sun and winter fresh air.

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    The lighthouse

    by andal13 Written Nov 1, 2003

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    The lamp

    Punta Carretas lighthouse was inaugurated in 1876; it is 19 m high, and it is situated 34º56'07'' South - 56º09'36'' West. The original machinery is still working (it is a beautiful bronze structure), althought the ancient fuse was substituted for a 1.000 W light bulb. It sparkles white and red light, each 10 seconds; the light can be seen 15 nautical miles away.

    El faro de Punta Carretas fue inaugurado en 1876; tiene 19 m de altura, y está situado a 34º56'07'' Latitud sur - 56º09'36'' Longitud oeste. La maquinaria original aún funciona (es una bella estructura de bronce), aunque la antigua mecha fue sustituida por una lámpara de 1.000 W. Lanza destellos blancos y rojos cada 10 segundos; la luz se ve desde una distancia de 15 millas náuticas.

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    Faro de Punta Carretas

    by andal13 Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    From the lighthouse

    Punta Brava o Punta de las Carretas (Rough Point or Carts Point) is the Southest point of the Uruguayan coast; at the end it has a lighthouse, which can be visited; the entrance fee is 0,50 U$S; from the top, the sights are awesome.
    Althought Punta Carretas is a nice and well known place, close to one of the most fashion areas of the city, it is not common for Montevidean people to visit the lighthouse; the point, however, is full of fishermen under the sunlight, and full of lovers under the moonlight!

    Punta Brava o Punta de las Carretas es el punto más al sur de la costa uruguaya; en el extremo hay un faro, el cual puede ser visitado; el costo de la entrada es de 50 centavos de dólar; desde la cima, las vistas son espectaculares.
    Pese a que Punta Carretas es un lugar lindo y concurrido, cerca de una de las áreas más atractivas de la ciudad, no es frecuente que los montevideanos visiten el faro; la punta, sin embargo, está llena de pescadores a la luz del sol, y de enamorados a la luz de la luna!

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    Girls... get your nails done!

    by Hexepatty Updated Sep 22, 2003

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    When waiting for my concert to begin I walked down the 18 de Julio Blvd and got a really nice Manicure and Pedicure for less than $15.00. And it was really professional and well done. You need to go to LILIANS! Very Nice!

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    Indulge me.. .just one more!

    by Hexepatty Updated Sep 22, 2003

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    And the other side of the table: the mother and daughter... looking at the boys like they are nuts... When I finished with about 10 photos in total... i got the family's email address. I will send them the photos. They were fun to shoot! Very Nice!

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    People watch.... Kid watch... My off beat hobbies.

    by Hexepatty Updated Sep 22, 2003

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    I love looking at people... children in particular, and trying to get their photos... There was an amazing animated family I "studied" and i suspect for the full expose you will have to go to a travelogue I will create... but this is a shot of Father and Son. No one will doubt this boys paternity! Very Nice!

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    Jardín Botánico

    by andal13 Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    Jard��n Bot��nico

    Jardín Botánico (arboretum) is a very nice place to take a walk and meet native and exotic flora.
    Adress: 19 de Abril 1179 (Prado)

    El Jardín Botánico es un muy lindo lugar para caminar y observar flora autóctona y exótica.
    Dirección: 19 de Abril 1179 (Prado)

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    Painting

    by andal13 Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    Hexepatty at  Museo de Artes Pl��sticas y Visuales

    Uruguayan painting can be seen in several Art Museums; I talked about MuseoTorres García on "Must see activities", because it is a very important museum situated on the most touristic place (Old City). But "off the beaten path" I want to recommend two Art Museums:
    Museo de Artes Plásticas y Visuales: Herrera y Reissig and T. Giribaldi (Parque Rodó)
    Museo Blanes: Millán 4015 (a beautiful ancient mansion in Prado)

    La pintura uruguaya puede disfrutarse en varios museos de plástica; hablé acerca del MuseoTorres García en "Must see activities", poruqe es un museo muy importante ubicado en el lugar de mayor atractivo turístico, la Ciudad Vieja. Pero fuera del trillo turístico quiero recomendar dos museos de arte:
    Museo de Artes Plásticas y Visuales: Herrera y Reissig y T. Giribaldi (Parque Rodó)
    Museo Blanes: Millán 4015 (una hermosa mansión antigua en el Prado).

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    Flowers, apples and vineyards

    by andal13 Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    Espantap��jaros (Scarecrew)

    Montevideo city is surrounded by fields... There are several farms, greenhouses, vineyards, fruit-trees plantations, that feed the Montevideans. Some of these places can be visited.

    Montevideo es una ciudad rodeada de campo... Hay numerosas granjas, invernáculos, viñedos, plantaciones de frutales, que alimentan a los montevideanos. Algunos de estos sitios pueden visitarse.

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    Off centre

    by andal13 Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    Reja del Castillo de Idiarte Borda

    If you leave downtown, you will find nice places which are often unknown for tourists.One of those places is Villa Colón, an old district, with ancient mansions of late 19th century. The most famous is Castillo de Idiarte Borda (Idiarte Borda's Castle); he was a President, and ordered its construction at 1897; he died before the house was finished.
    You can visit the house and gardens, and on Saturdays and Sundays, have tea.

    Si dejas el centro, encontrarás lindos lugares que son a menudo ignorados por los turistas. Uno de esos lugares es Villa Colón, un viejo barrio, con antiguas mansiones del siglo XIX. La más famosa es el Castillo de Idiarte Borda, quien fue un Presidente y ordenó su construcción en 1897; él falleció antes de que la casa fuera terminada. Se pueden visitar la casa y los jardines, y los fines de semana, tomar el té.

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  • The conference organizers...

    by nomadic Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The conference organizers threw a party at this historical masion which has well kept, beautiful grounds. I think it's called 'Secretaria Administrativa del MERCOSUR (SAM)'. Here is a picture of it at night.

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