Departamento de Montevideo Things to Do

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Departamento de Montevideo Things to Do

  • Plaza Independencia

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    Montevideo Things to Do

    We paused here while walking about the city and enjoyed the fascinating architecture of some of the surrounding buildings. Photographers, be sure to have your zoom lens so you can capture the width of the square as well as building details.

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  • Ciudad Vieja

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    Montevideo Things to Do

    Located on a peninsula with the northern side making up the Port, the Ciudad Vieja is the historical center of the City and was once surrounded by protective walls. Argentine forces under Juan Manuel de Rosas besieged the City from 1843 til 1851!! Walk through the streets and witness the architecture of old.

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  • Palcio Salvo

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    Montevideo Things to Do

    Often referred to as the symbol of Montevideo, the Salvo Palace was once the tallest building in South America. Although its 26 stories might not impress you, it was once the city's tallest structure. It was the work of eccentric Italian architect Mario Palanti, who also designed the very similar structure Palacio Barolo on Buenos Aires's Avenida...

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  • Teatro Solis

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    Montevideo Things to Do

    While on a walking tour of the city with a group from our cruise ship, we visited this theater and were fascinated by the tiers of boxes in the hall. Photographers: my general rule is to not use flash in a building because it is disruptive. The hall is dark, so be sure to use a high ISO and open up the lens to get natural light. You may want to...

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  • Mercado del Puerto

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Coming out of the Buquebus terminal and walking past the Navy/Customs building, you will wander across to the Mercado del Puerto. There is a restaurant/craft shop filledplaza on its east side. Within the iron superstructure, many more restaurant and shops are to be found. Andrea tells me the wrought-iron edifice was originally to be built as a...

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  • Museo Torres García

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    Montevideo Things to Do

    Torres Garcia is probably the best known Uruguayan artist and this museum displays many of his works and tells the story of his life. He spent many years living in Europe, and worked with many famous European artists near the start of the 20th century. My favourite part of the museum was the section devoted to his paintings and caricatures of...

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  • La Rambla

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Only a few blocks south from the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) is La Rambla, a long coastal promenade divided into various parts, including Rambla Francia, Rambla Gran Bretana and Rambla Argentina. This is a good place for a stroll, especially the section from Rambla Francia to the beach at Rambla Gran Bretana. It's a great feeling being able to walk...

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  • Walking

    Montevideo Things to Do

    This is a great feature that you will find inside of Palacio Municipal : All of the floor in the main entrancehall is fully covered by a map of Montevideo and while walking over it,you can search for the port, where your cruiseship might be docked (see pics 3 and 5) or for other places in the city. I am sure many tourists will walk over it without...

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  • La Feria de Tristan Narvaja

    Montevideo Things to Do

    It is an open market that takes place on Sunday mornings at Tristán Narvaja Street. It is a flea market, and there you can find antiques, old records (from Gardel to Beatles), old books, pets, plants, sunglasses, clothes, or even false teeth! Another kind of flea market takes place at Plaza Matriz (Matriz Square, Old City) on Saturday mornings;...

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  • Pocitos

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Thats Pocitos beach, we spent a lazy day walking around the bay with very frequent stops on shady benches to watch the world and, the world here are into walking and running. An entertaining day for two very lazy visitors from England!

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  • Palacio Legislativo

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Guide to this impressive Parliament for free, interesting. Is the Congress of Uruguay, you can visit Tuesday or Wednesdar until 18 of each month, and at afternoon you can see de Chamber working. It's really near of the center of the City, in a very safe place. The tour may be in spanish or english at least.

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  • Peatonal Sarandi

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Peatonal Sarandi is the principle walking street of the city. There are lots of cafes, boutique shops, hotels, etc. along this inviting street. The street connects many of the old districts highlights like the Plaza Independencia, the Plaza de Constitucion and it misses Plaza Zabala only by about 20m. One thing that many may literally pass over...

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  • Plaza Zabala

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Plaza Zabala in Ciudad Vieja commemorates the founder of Montevideo, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. He was born in the Zabala barrio of Durango in Spain in 1682. In 1717, he was named capitán general of the Río de la Plata and in 1726 he built the fortress which developed into the city of Montevideo. There is an impressive statue of him in the middle of...

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  • House of Parliament

    Montevideo Things to Do

    The House of Parliament (Palacio Legislativo). Built in 1925 to commemorate the declaration of independence 100 yrs. before, it houses many of the most important art objects of Montevideo, besides being a most beautiful building itself. It was declared a Historical Monument of the Nation in 1975.

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  • Carrasco

    Montevideo Things to Do

    Carrasco: One cannot visit Montevideo without driving to the town of Carrasco. The traditional hotel is flanked by the marble statuary that was discovered in 1916, and serves as a monument to traditional customs and decor. Among the famous statues are La Vendimia, El Acecho and La Espina. In the center of town is the Plaza de la Armada and...

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  • Downtown - Salvo Palace

    Designed by the Italian architecture Mario Palanti in 1928, the Salvo Palace was once the highest construction built in South America.This building is a reminder of the prosperity years of the city during the first half of the XX century.

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  • Historic District - Solis Theater

    The Historic District (Ciudad Vieja) offers lots of museums, restaurants, street markets and other outdoor activities.Built in 1857, the Solis Theater is Uruguay's oldest one. The City started its reconstruction in 1998 and finished it in 2004. I would recommend you to buy tickets to see the Opera, but if you prefer it, they offer guided tours...

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