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Montevideo Football Stadiums Tour
"The first place you'll visit is the “Gran Parque Central"" Club Nacional de Football Stadium where you enter through the principal stand and admire all of the stadium's facilities. Wander through the halls of the stadium and admire the photographic material found hanging on the walls. Learn about the history of this stadium from a specialist who'll talk about Nacional the Gran Parque Central and the first match of the World Cup of 1930. Hear about the ups and the downs of this club including the story of the ex-football player that committed suicide inside the “Gran Parque Central”.Afterwards you'll have the unique chance to go inside the changing rooms
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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
From $150.00
 
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
From $32.00

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

the grafitis is part of culture, have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's permission is considered defacement...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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...
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Teatro Solis

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...
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Mercado del Puerto

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...
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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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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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