Montevideo

Country:
Uruguay
Currency:
Uruguayan Peso
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About Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay, in South America.

Mercado de Puerto, within walking distance of the pier, is a street fair open weekends and afternoons. Here you can sample Uruguayan dishes. From here you can walk into the Old City, but taxis or shuttle buses are recommended.

The main square in the new part of the city, Plaza Indepencia, features a monument of national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas.

Citadel's Gate was part of a defence system in old Montevideo (reproduction was built in 1959, on top of the original gate's stone base). Palacio Salvo, once the tallest building in South America, overlooks the square.

Avenida 18 de Julio is one of the city's main thoroughfares and a street lined with shops and cafes. Leather goods, jewellery and local crafts make good gifts. There is also a shopping mall downtown at Avenida Luis Alberti de Herrera.

Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda is located here, featuring exhibits of cowboy clothing and artefacts and a collection of currency used throughout it's history.

In the Ciudad Viejo or "Old City" area, the main square is Plaza Constitucion. Here you will find El Cabildo, the old town hall that also served as the city's jailhouse in the 19th century. It is now a museum housing historic archives, maps, photos, antiques and costumes.

Montevideo's Congress Building was finished in 1925 in colourful marble and ornate woodwork.

Etchegaray House is a 3 story French-style mansion with a collection of art and antiques.

Punta del Este, on the southern tip of Uruguay, is a seaside resort with white sand beaches, water sports, hotels, restaurants and activities such as golfing, biking and horseback riding.

Seafood and steaks are popular dining options. The signature local sandwich, the "chivito" is a steak sandwich topped with a fried egg and cheese, and any combination of bacon, ham, mayo, olives, lettuce and tomatoes.
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Ships dock at Puerto de Montevideo, the terminal is around 1 mile away from the city centre.

Taxis are available at the port and ships sometimes organise shuttles into town.
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