A further controversial theorem is that a member of Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the globe "Monte video eu! "which means "I see a mountain" when he sees the mound - but the walk around took place two hundred years before the founding of the town, so it could have been another mound he saw.
In 1723 the Portuguese began to build the Cerro fortress, then still known as the Montevieu fortress. In the following year the Spaniards began to build the town of Montevideo on the opposite side of the cove, where today Ciudad Vieja is situated, occupying and colonising the remainder of the area.
Montevideo, for almost 300 years, belonged to the Kingdom of Spain and Portugal, which was invaded by the British in 1807 for several moths, then by Brazil and present-day Argentina, before becoming the principal city of the republic of Uruguay in 1828. Today, Uruguay is ruled by the former guerrilla's democratically elected Communist People' s Party, and it is one of the most secure and highest per-capita GDP performing nations in the Americas.
Because Montevideo is situated just south of the equator, it is summers there when it is winters in the northern hemisphere and the other way round. The Montevideo is located in the subtropical regions; the temperature is usually above +30°C during the summers. Montevideo stretches from the far north-east of the Rio de la Plata along a round golf course that provides a naturally occurring port.
Most interesting area for tourists is the old city ( Ciudad Vieja ) and the Centro. Old part of the city extends along a small half-island, which lies at the Montevideo Bay and the Centro directly in the east. The Avenida 18 de Julio begins at the Plaza Independencia, dominates by the Palacio Salvo, an Art Deco tower of 102 metres height, which is regarded as the emblem of Montevideo.
A further interesting point in the old part of the center is the Plaza Constitución, commonly called Plaza Matriz. A further attraction is the former Rathauspalast (El Cabildo). In the northern part of the old part of the island there is a Buenos Aires-like architectural structure, bordered to the southern side by the La Rambla seafront that leads to Parque Rodó.
There are the main buildings of our hotel, the main building, the main building, the main building, the main building, the main building and the main building. This coastline just west of Parque Rodó is famous for its beautiful sandy shores. The main thoroughfare is Avenida Italia, a vibrant street that connects the town with the main railway line to the north. Most important parts of this part of the town are: the
To Pocitos - This village is about 3 km southeast of the centre. Pocitos strand stretches eastwards from Punta Trouville for about 1.5 km. The Buceo - Eastern part of the Rambla, where one of the city's many beautiful sandy areas and the World Trade Centre with the adjoining commercial centre are located.
The Carrasco - Very sophisticated part of town with a wide range of building style in the most eastern part of the town. Montevideo's few perilous oak barrels are situated on the north-western edge of the town. The Cerro - Neighbourhood known for its fortress with views of Montevideo from the west side of the cove. The Montevideo is situated on the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata.
There are two types of busses from the Montevideo International Park to the center of Montevideo. 1970-197912 Rio Branco Terminal (Terminal Baltasar Brum), a few block miles northern of Plaza Independencia. Get a coach called "Montevideo" - all go to the center. Another kind of transport are the long-distance busses that go east to places like Punta del Este or west to the town.
Busses to the west will take you to the Tres Cruces terminal just outside the eastern part of the town. Single entry with the COT line cost U$134 (Uruguayan Pesos). It is therefore better to choose a "Cambio" in the inner cities, where the prices are only about 3% cheaper. From May 2014, it looks as if travellers departing for Buenos Aires will never be asked to pay this levy, so the charge is likely to be contained in at least some ticketing.
A further option for travellers travelling to Montevideo from Buenos Aires is the fast Buquebus bus service. Ciudad Vieja Montevideo 21363 Montevideo area, very near the city centre - a taxi trip to a El Centro or Pocitos resort is much quicker and less expensive than from the main school.
From Buenos Aires the connection is also possible via the same Buquebus through Colonia. Tickets may contain the Montevideo coach from Colonia. From Buenos Aires to Colonia by high-speed boat lasts about one hours. Colonia itself with its old houses is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and certainly definitely deserving of a visit.
From there, the journey to Montevideo Central Station lasts 2-3 hours and ticket costs about 188 U$. From time to time Montevideo is also frequented by cruiseships. Regular coach services are available to and from all major Uruguayan towns as well as to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. Montevideo/Porto Alegre is operated by two companies: EGA and TTL, both offering executive busses and leito/cama, and both have very similar prices for executive busses (as of March 2018):
$267 (US$83) if you buy the ticket in Brazil, and U$2. 800 (US$99) if you buy it in Uruguay, regardless of where. When you drive into the centre of Montevideo, note that many hotel's do not have their own car parks and it can be difficult to find a car place.
Multi-storey car parks in the cities are charged per hours and long-term car parks are usually costly. There are two ways for those departing from Porto Alegre, Brazil: one via Chuí to Uruguay and another via Jaguarão. If you want to see Chuí, the most southern town in Brazil, or Santa Teresa Fortress, or even the lovely Uruguayan coastal beach, take the BR-392 to Rio Grande at Pelotas and then the BR-471 to Chuí.
One possibility is an overnight in Punta del Diablo if you are too weary to continue to Montevideo. Coming from Chuí to Montevideo, just follow road 9. There are also three toll fees between Chuí and Montevideo, each costing U$45. For the quickest way to Montevideo (about 2 hrs less than the first), you should pass the Jaguarão frontier.
In order to get to this town, just follow the BR-116 from there. Then take itinerary 8 to Montevideo. The Moovit application is the traveler's favourite as it is available in many other towns around the world and offers an easy-to-use user experience in many different language versions (especially German, Spanish and Portuguese). Cómo ir is the Montevideo administration's offical-application.
Further warrants are MontevideoBus and Bondi. The Montevideo busses are accessed through the front entrance. Many busses have the stop function above the pedestrian gates - in case of any doubts watch others. Note that line CA1, which links the Tres Cruces Terminal with Ciudad Vieja, is an exception to the "boleto céntrico" tariff and is therefore cheaper:
It is a relatively secure town and if you are on the move on foot you will have plenty of opportunity to see the lovely Montevideo charm. Ciudad Vieja is located on a light hillside with a vertebral column that stretches into the Rio de la Plata to form the point that was the ancient town.
Starting from the square of la Independencia, the principal road to the west of the square is 18 de Julio Ave. When you arrive at the city' s centrally located coach terminal, you can go southwards along General Artigas to Parque Rodo, where you can visit old palaces. You can then go eastwards along the seafront boardwalk, reminiscent of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro.
Alternatively, you can take the footpath from the coach station eastwards to Parque Batlle and its Estádio Centenário - home to the Uruguayan squad and host to the 1930 FIFA World Cup. The third option is a stroll towards the centre and old part of the village along the 18th Julio, about 4 km to the Plaza Independencia.
Portions of the town may seem run-down, but don't mistake it for a poor neighbourhood. This is one of the few towns in South America, apart from Buenos Aires, where there is not too much impoverishment. However, there is not enough cash in Uruguay to build many new, contemporary houses, so the houses will be used for a long while.
Renting a vehicle is less expensive if you book it in advance, but note that places like the airports and shipping terminals require higher prices than the same agents elsewhere in the town. There is no railway transport in the town itself. AFE (Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado) runs commuter services to outskirts and cities to the north-west of Montevideo in the Canelones, San José and Florida départements.
Those locomotives leave from a terminus about 500 metres northerly of the former Estación General Artigas, which was closed in 2003. There are no marked cycle paths on most of the city's roads, so biking can be a challenge, especially on days of the week. However, a bicycle is a great way to explore the park in and around the town.
Bicycles can be hired at low prices in some youth centres and in Plaza Matriz in the old city. Independence Place is a Montevideo landmark and is bordered by several distinctive symbols. One of the Uruguayan independence champions, José Gervasio Artigas, is honoured by this great memorial on the Plaza Independencia.
It is a gateway to the old part of the village; if you go through it, you will find yourself in Sarandí, the principal centre of Montevideo. It is one of the few preserved parts of the old ramparts. Montevideo Tango Museum (MUSEO DEL TANGO de Montevideo), Plaza Indepepndencia 846 (On the Montevideo Central Square). The Plaza Independencia.
Uruguay's historical site of Tangos. This is the place where La Cumparsita, the dance of all tangos, was first performed 100 years ago, in 1917. The museum preserves the originals of the period and a large selection of ancient materials from Uruguay. The Working Vintrols are playing the whole afternoon long Tangos on originals.
Half of Montevideo's offerings are probably focused on the area immediately western of Plaza Independecia. Today, the home of Uruguay's first governor is a repository of the country's historical politics. Places of interest along or near Avenida 18 Julio from Plaza Independencia to the Montevideo shopping centre, the famous sports arena.
When they do, their charity will last forever and they will one day go back to Montevideo. Inside the arena where the first FIFA Women's Cup took place in 1930, you will find old photographs, banners, jerseys, poster, trophy, flags and the like. Archaeological Musuem with artefacts from Uruguay and other parts of the globe, including even Egypt mummies. free.
Visitors can find the museum in the Palacio Heber Jackson, a monument to the cultural heritage and one of several icon ical structures along the avenue. free. Uruguay and other parts of Latin America and Europe have their own tile. Places of interest in the Parque Rodó and Punta Carretas areas and east along the Rambla with its apparently infinite shores.
Small off-centre stone fortress on the shore. Constructed in the shape of a small parish church and situated on the seafront boardwalk. Montevideo's principal South Montevideo Gardens, renamed after the author José Enrique Rodó, also houses a monument to him. This part of the reserve is known as Parque de las Instrucciones del Año XIII, following the 1813 charter that demanded the autonomy of the eastern province of Rio de la Plata (now Uruguay), and has a beautiful small pond.
To the west of the Avenida Cachon there is a small mound from which one has a good sight on Montevideo. Places of interest just to the north of the centre of Montevideo. Montevideo has virtually no old cinemas anymore. Nowadays it is used both by the local teams and the city's associations. Tango.
Argentine claimed to be "home of the tango", but Uruguay was just as important for the evolution of this musical and dancing style: one of the most popular tunes, La Cumparsita (which relates to the Montevideo carnival cumparsas), was composed by an Uruguayan songwriter and first performed in Montevideo, and the pass Carlos Gardel kept at the moment of his passing declared that he was in Tacuarembó, Uruguay (although France and Argentina also claimed to be his home).
In contrast to the extreme encoded and exhibitionistic milk gas of Buenos Aires, the Montevideans are reserved, have a high degree of dancing and are almost exclusively visited by local people. Montevideo Hoy Milonga will list the actions that take place in special places, pubs or places. Mardi Gras - The Montevideo Mardi Gras is not as popular as the one in Brazil.
Montevide's Karneval's highlight is actually the Parade of Invocations (desfile de llamadas) and the following Montevideo Street Jazz Festivals on the first Saturday in February - both with a focus on randombes. A further important part of the celebrations are the Murga, music-like plays by performers in traditional fancy dress, which take place in several parts of the town.
You can find culture in Montevideo Ciudad y culturea, Descubrí Montevideo and Cartelera. Academia Uruguay and La Herradura are good example. The Tango - one of the most popular dance partners in the whole wide range of the globe and the corresponding musical styles were created a hundred years ago in this area. The tango ball is known as a milk gas and there are usually courses available before they begin - see Hoy Milonga Montevideo for current information.
The Joven Tangoschool is also a traditionnalangoschool. In 198971 Montevideo Leather Factory, Plaza Independencia 832, ? +598 2 908-9541. Manos del Uruguay, 15852. Multiple sites throughout Montevideo, mostly in commercial centers. Acatras del Mercado 2110963, Yacaré 1595 (near Mercado del Puerto), ? +598 29152492. Since 2003, this art galleria has been in operation and is part of the MAD (Mercado Arte y diseño) tour, which links the most important art studios and art studios in Montevideo.all.
Montevideo's major road, Avenida 18 de Julio, has many shops and is regarded as "the country's biggest commercial centre". Big elevated commercial center in a former jail. Essentially, everything that has to do with buses is in the basement, along with newsstands and snack bars.
The Mass 203610 in the Plaza Constitución (in the old town). every Saturday. 1900-1933 Mercado de los Artesanos, Plaza de Cagancha. The coverage costs (cubierto) are common in the Montevideo cuisine. Meat- Uruguay is known for its flesh, and Montevideo has many pararillas where they are barbecued to perfect sorts. 2008-0071 Marcos Chivito is one of the best places in Montevideo to preserve these delicious delicacies, as well as -34.90215-56.
The Milanesa - is a widely spread beef meal, especially in South America, especially Uruguay. Deserts - In Uruguay the deserts are enormous and abundant. Around Montevideo there are "Pizzerías". The majority make quadratic shaped pieces, a tradition in Uruguay. In Montevideo there are several places of this type, but the two you will probably come across are in Sarandí in the old quarter and in Avenida 18 Julio, opposite Plaza Fabini.
Established in 1836, it is the oldest in town. Just like the harbour, there are also steam and lake food places where you can buy everything from vegetable to arts or even go dancing Thai music. Situated in the centre of the town, not far from the Museo de la Historia del Arte.
Cafés can be found in the town centre and along the footpaths in Ciudad Vieja. In Pocitos and Punta Carretas in the southern part of the town there is a good choice of middle class cuisine. Located several times in the town, a good choice for anyone looking for a foretaste of an American-style necklace.
J.Paullier 1102, ? +598 2402 5887. Spend an afternoon enjoying a cup of tea or a homemade dinner (always vegetarian) in this Rotiserie culture in the heart of the town. - In the immediate vicinity of the Plaza de la Independencia, directly opposite the Teatro Solis, which is open all morning for a cup of tea or a snack, this café/restaurant serves a wide range of delicious meals from local to innovating cooking.
Diversified menus and dance shows. Classical eatery (no fastfood ) in the Ciudad Vieja, with nice decoration and good cuisine. Montecristo, Francisco Vidal 638. The Pocitos based Pocitos restaurants offer original meals and is set in a castle-like structure that was once the home of an old musician. You' ll see more men wearing a pumpkin and a thermo jug on the roads of Montevideo than men with take-away coffees in New York.
In Montevideo, most of the people who live in the cities consume their Mate without added sugars, the so-called Mate-Aminargo. The Salus is a type of sparkling wine produced in Uruguay. Montevideo offers a large selection of places to have a good time. Bartolomé Mitre road in the old centre offers many coffee shops and pubs to visit, but price levels tended to be higher than elsewhere in Montevideo.
Further eastwards the roads San José and Soriano run along the Avenida de 18 Julio. Montevideo's oldest coffee shop opened in 1877 and preserves a historic feel with historic photographs and utensils. A chain of several cafes, situated both in commercial centres and on the road.
Bartolomé Mitre 1325 (corner Buenos Aires). One of the oldest classical nightclubs in Montevideo, 100 years old. A lot of well-known Tangok artist have been playing here. It is a place with Uruguayan dances and traditional songs like Tangos andandombe. This is 2027117 SONIC, Buenos Aires 584.
A lot of Montevideo downtown properties are outdated and poorly cared for, but not all. Those near the Plaza Independencia are of high standards and loved by overseas officials. It is not unusual in Uruguay for rooms to be charged in US dollar. When you are on the move with your shoelace, it is a good idea to choose a hostel or accommodation that is easier to use but better situated and less expensive.
In 196842 Arapey Ave Uruguay 925 Hotels, ? +598 2 900-7032. 2,4443 Ciudad Vieja Hostel, Ituzaingó 1436, ? +598 2 915-6192. Close to the historic centre of the town and in the midst of Montevideo's night life. 2015-94 Spléndido Hospitality, Bartolome Mitre 1314, ? +598 2 916-4900. Situated near the Plaza de Independencia and the Teatro Solis.
Calle Ejido 1275, ? +598 2 901-7000. Within easy reach of Plaza Independencia and Ciudad Vieja. Ibis Montevideo, Calle La Cumparsita 1473, ? +598 2 413-7000, Fax: 59 8 2 4136245, e-mail: email@example.com. 95210 Radisson, Plaza Independencia 759, ? +598 2 902-0111, Fax: 5898 2 902-1628, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated in the centre of the Montevideo finance and business area. Facilities included a swimming pool, fitness studio, high-speed web access and a view of the town from the Arcadia restaurant on the twenty-fifth fl oor. Nh Columbia 2044316 Nh Columbia Hospitality, Rambla Gran Bretana 473, ? +598 2 916-0001, e-mail: email@example.com. Situated near the Ciudad Vieja with view of the Rambla.
20-32617 Casa Sarandi, Buenos Aires 558, ? +598 2 400 6460, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Renamed after the Mole of atmosphere that makes the Montevideo harbour one of the best in South America, it provides its visitors with a welcoming and welcoming living environment with contemporary comforts. Four-room guesthouse that occupies the whole third storey of a 1930s artistically decorated apartment block in the old town, known in Spanish as Ciudad Vieja, the centre piece of Montevideo's arts and crafts and intellectual lifestyle since the 18th century.
8919 Holiday Inn Montevideo, Colonia 823, ? +598 2 9020001, Fax: 59 9021242, e-mail: email@example.com. Sparkling boutique guesthouse one blocks from Plaza Independencia. In the past Montevideo was more secure, but is still a more secure place than for example Brasilian towns. As elsewhere in Uruguay, it is forbidden to drive with a maximum of 0 in your body.
In Montevideo and the remainder of the province, too, smoking is forbidden indoors. There are several hospital complexes, both publicly and privately owned, one of which is situated in the Tres Cruces area. Maciel Hospital, 25 de Mayo 174 (in the old town, near the Mercado del Puerto), +598 2915 3000, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1550 (ambulance entrance), Lord Ponsonby W/N (public entrance), +598 2708 7741 (to 44), e-mail: email@example.com. Hospital Pasteur 13853, Larravide W/N between Asilo and J. A. Cabrera, ? +598 2508 8131 (Int. 130). 15-01474 Hospital de Clínicas, Avenida Italia W/N (Near the Estadio Centenario), ? +598 2487 1515. There are also many polyclinics (medical advice centres) for smaller cases throughout the town.
Argentina, Cuareim 1470, ? +598 2902 8166, Fax: 5898 290000 8408, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bolivia, Prudencio de Pena 2469 (between Cambell st. and Ponce st.), ? +598 2708 3573, Fax: 0066, e-mail: email@example.com. Brazil, Bulevar José G. Artigas 1394, ? +598 2707 2119, Fax: 5898 2707 2086, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada, +598 2 902-2030, +598 2 902-2029, E-Mail: email@example.com. Colombia, José Scosería 2815, +598 2711 5424, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Egypt, Avenida Brasil 2663, +598 27096412, Fax: +598 2708080977, E-Mail: email@example.com. URL: Uruguay 853, ? +598 1705 0000. Germany, La Cumparsita 1435, +598 2902-5222, Fax: +598 2902-3422, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greece, Bulevar Jose G.Artigas 1231, ? +598 2408 9224, +598 9 495-8087 (Emergencies), Fax: email@example.com. Israel, Bulevar Artigas 1585, ? +598 2400 4164-66, Fax: 5821, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Italy, José Benito Lamas 2857, ? +598 2708 0542, +598 2708 4916, +598 2708 5316, +598 2708 4634, Fax:
5898 2708 4148, e-mail: email@example.com. Japan, Bulevar Artigas 953, +598 2418 7645, Fax: +598 2418 7980, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2278 Airport, +598 2408 6640, Fax: +598 2408 6365, E-Mail: email@example.com. 701, +598 2708 4061, Fax: +598 2709 6456, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Russia, Bulevar España 2741, ? +598 2708 1884, Fax:
5898 2708 6597, e-mail: email@example.com. Gabriel Otero 6337, ? +598 2601 7591, Fax: 5898 2600 3165, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hello Alberto de Herrera 1248, Tower II, tenth story, WTC, ? +598 2628 9374, +598 2628 9375, Fax: 5898 2628 9376, e-mail: email@example.com. Spain, Libertad 2738, ? +598 2708 6010, Fax:
5598 2707 9551, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. UK, Marco Bruto 1073, ? +598 2622 3630, +598 2622 3650, Fax: 5898 2622 7815, e-mail: email@example.com. Montevideo is the capitol of the Uruguayan Republic and has buses throughout the entire province, so many of Uruguay's main tourist destinations can also be reached by day trip by coach or air.
This is a great opportunity to leave the loud old towns and spend some time relaxing and certainly something to see if you are interested in local culture and people. The Paloma - seaside village further easterly, also contains some historic houses, 227 km easterly. A hundred kilometers due east. It'?s a good idea. The most important seaside village in the county, 120 km from Montevideo.
A 6 hours shuttle service is available for U$640 with Agencia Central SA (June 2012) - several departures are all days. The Montevideo guidebook has the state of a tour leader.