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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
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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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Plaza Zabala Tips (3)

In honour of a Founding Father

In pride of place in this leafy square, set at an angle to the Ciduad Vieja's rectilinear street grid is the equestrian statue to Montevideo's founder, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. The statue was erected in 1890, when the square was established, on a wasteland left after the demolition of an old fort. On the base of the monument, the coat of arms of Montevideo is carved in bas relief. The coat of arms depicts the hill and lighthouse 'el cerro', surrounded by the words attributed to Uruguayan National Hero Jose Gervasio Artigas

"With liberty I don't offend nor fear"

which the city adopted as its motto.This is a good place to take a break under the shady trees whilst making a pedestrian tour of the attractions of the old city.

The street surrounding the square is named as Circunvalacion Durango, after the town Vizcaya of Durango, where Zabala was born.

To the south of the square, the fine mansion of Palacio Taranco, now the Museum of Decorative Arts stands behind distinctive iron gates. Other distinctive buildings in the area include the white art deco apartments at 1409 Circunvalacion Durango, and the offices of the Discount Bank of Latin America.

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Aug 09, 2015

Plaza Zabala

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 the plaza.

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iwys
Aug 21, 2008

Plaza Zabala

This plaza gets its name from the founder of the city. Bruno Mauricio de Zabala who was the gobernor of Buenos Aires founded the city in the year 1724.
This plaza is my favourite in all the city, it has something that I cant explain with words but I just love it.
Its in the middle of a lot of very old buildings (some refurbished and very beautiful), theres a nice restaurant on one corner to which I recommend you to go.

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Apr 15, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Montevideo

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La Feria de Tristan Narvaja

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,...
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Palacio Legislativo

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...
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Pocitos

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...
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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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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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Museo Torres García

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...
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