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Private City Tour of Montevideo
"Your 3.5-hour tour starts at any time you select upon booking. You will be picked up from your chosen location and along with your guide start your journey. You will first visit the political center of the city arriving at the historical Independence Square. Here you will see the monument to honor General Jose Artigas (Independence's hero) the Salvo Palace the Estévez Palace (the old government house) the Gate of the Citadel and the Teatro Solis (Opera House).Your private tour continues through the 18th of July Avenue (main avenue) with its shops and restaurants.Then
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Montevideo City Tour
"Take an insightful 3-hour guided tour of Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo. After pickup from your hotel your knowledgeable guide will take you to Independence Plaza which divides Montevideo’s old and new areas and is dominated by a large statue of Uruguay's great military leader José Artigas. On the east side of this prominent plaza you'll find Palacio Salvo a 26-story building completed in the 1920s that was once the tallest building in Uruguay. Admire its beautiful architecture before exploring the west end of the plaza
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Montevideo Day Trip from Punta del Este
"After pickup from your Punta del Este hotel travel by comfortable coach approximately two hours west to Montevideo. When you arrive your knowledgeable guide will take you first to Independence Plaza which divides Montevideo’s old and new areas and is dominated by a large statue of Uruguay's great military leader José Artigas.In the plaza look to its east side to admire Palacio Salvo a 26-story building completed in the 1920s that was once the tallest building in Uruguay. Marvel at its beautiful architecture
From $88.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Montevideo

Local Customs

Mate: A strong herbal tea

Le mate est un incontournable en Uruguay, il fait partie de la vie de tous les jours. Il peut se boire seul, mais c'est surtout une boisson de partage. Drinking mate is normaly with friend, in a...
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Street artists/art

So on the first day in Montevideo. The freedom to come and go allows us to manage our disponibilidae. I recommend the tour that accompanied the audio explanation gave me an idea of ??the places I want...
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Parillas

One of the great things that Uruguay shares with its northern and southern neighbours Brazil and Argentina is the love of meat. The number of excellent steakhouses or parillas is infinite, and the...
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La Noche de las Luces

La noche de las luces (Night of Lights) is one of the most popular parties in Montevideo. Every year, in December, in a Saturday evening there is a fireworks festival at Pocitos beach. This party is...
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andal13
Apr 04, 2011

Concerts

During spring or summertime, you can enjoy open air concerts (for free) at different parks and squares; Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo (Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo) and Banda Sinfónica...
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andal13
Apr 04, 2011

Día del Patrimonio

Día del Patrimonio (Heritage Day) is a new holiday: in 1995, the National Heritage Comittee promoted one day (it was a Saturday in September) when all the people could visit special places (official...
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andal13
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Feria de Tristan Narvaja/flea market

The most famous flea market, full of antiques and curious things is Tristan Narvaja. The market is on the street, every sunday morning and is located almost in downtown Montevideo, so it's very easy...
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rafscab
Mar 19, 2008

La Cumparsita

Argentina claims the birth of the Tango, but did you know that the most famous Tango dance of all, La Cumparsita, was created in Uruguay?We saw the most magnificent demonstration of this on our visit...
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SabrinaSummerville
Apr 08, 2007

New Years

I was there on the 29th of December, last working day before New Year Eve and people were throwing around their old calendar pages from that year. All over the city you see calendar pages flying...
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oceania26
Jan 11, 2007

More urban wanderings

The best thing you can bring to Montevideo is a good pair of walking shoes. You can avoid the cabs and buses and just see it on foot. It's a great way to get rid of excess calories from cerveza and...
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trek06
Feb 10, 2006

Vamos La Vela de mi corazon!

I wasn't sure where to put this tip.....La Vela Puerca is one of the biggest bands in Uruguay, they have a mixture of styles within their records, mostly rock and ska.Their shows are great, they...
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Shakermaker
Mar 02, 2005

Endless discussions

In Uruguay we are very democratic and love to have discussions about politics. Last year a left wing party got the presidency for the first time and celebrations exploded all over the country...
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Shakermaker
Mar 02, 2005

La Musa 1

Every group of the Candombé has a so called MUSA, a generally goodlooking, little wearing girl which is kind of motivating the group. As I was very exotic to this girls they practically all wanted to...
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fool_moon
Jul 21, 2004

Yemanjá (2)

The devotees of Yemanjá or Iemanjá), Godess of the Sea, give her offerings on February 2nd; flowers, candles, combs, even jewels, are deposited into small boats, at the sea; the presents usually are...
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andal13
Mar 12, 2004

Top Hotels in Montevideo

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Calle Victor Solino 349, Montevideo, 11300, Uruguay
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Benito Blanco 640, Montevideo, 11300, Uruguay
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Juan Benito Blanco 783, Montevideo, 11300, Uruguay
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Cerrito 262, Esquina Pérez Castellanos, 11000
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Calle La Cumparsita, 1473, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Plaza Independencia 759, Montevideo, 11100, Uruguay
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Top Things to Do in Montevideo

Things to Do

Plaza Independencia

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...
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Ciudad Vieja

Enjoyed the best part of a day exploring the old town, it's not huge and pretty much one street in reality but it's quite entertaining, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants with some shady trees to...
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Palcio Salvo

Palacio Salvo, for many years the tallest building in South America is the twin of the magnificent Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires. It guards the south-east corner Plaza Independencia, and of The same...
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Mercado del Puerto

For a different food experience you should head for the Ciudad Vieja's Mercado del Puerto. Inside this ornate building that once was a train station, market stalls have been converted into parrillas...
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Museo Torres García

Museo Torres Garcia showcases the work of Uruguay's most famous artist. Joaquín Torres García was born in Montevideo in 1874 and died there in 1949, after living in Barcelona, New York, Paris, and...
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La Rambla

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...
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Top 5 Montevideo Writers

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andal13

"Montevideo, balcón al mar"
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globetrott

"Monte video , yes I saw the mountain as well"
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Shakermaker

"Ciudad de Emociones- Montevideo - City Of Emotions"
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Hexepatty

"I was here!!!"
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mtncorg

"MONTEVIDEO – ‘I SEE A MOUNTAIN?’"
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