Montevideo is the capital, largest city and key port in Uruguay, located on the Atlantic Ocean. Tourism is a key part of Uruguay’s economy and for the capital it’s centred on the old town, although with 13km of beaches, Montevideo has plenty to offer. Walking through the city you’ll be struck by a wide diversity of architectures, from the modern World Trade Centre to the Palacio Salvo, a unique design from the early 20th century.

Fast Facts about Montevideo

Population – >1.3 Million
Founded – 1724
Size – 209km2
Elevation – 43m

Language – Spanish
Currency – UYU(Peso)
Timezone – UTC -3

Average High Temperature – January 28.4C
Average Low Temperature – July 7.2C

Don’t Miss in Montevideo

Old Town
Palacio Salvo
National History Museum
El Día del Patrimonio
Museo Torres Garcia
Palacio Legislativo
Museo del Carnaval
Fortaleza General Artigas
Mercado del Puerto
Old Sepharadi Synagogue
Tiles Museum (Museo del Azulejo)
Central Cemetery
World Trade Centre
Castillo Soneira
La Feria Tristán Narvaja Flea Market

Plaza de Independecia
Mausoleo de Artigas
sexual diversity monument
Barrio Reus
Museum of Natural History
Palacio Taranco
Teatro Solis
Museo Blanes
National Museum of Anthropology and National History
Punta Carretas
Parque Rodo
The Rambla

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