The Uruguayan capital is the perfect destination for a short weekend trip or a day trip from the city of Buenos Aires. It harmoniously combines modernity and tradition. Ancient architectural treasures such as the Cabildo, the Main Church and the Citadel Gate, styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco and modern avant-garde buildings such as the Communications Tower give the city a unique identity.
Montevideo also has a broad cultural movement. Thus, for example, the theatrical offering is surprisingly extensive and varied, and includes classical, modern and alternative shows. In its museums, cultural centers, culture houses and exhibition halls, it is possible to appreciate the art of a wide range of international artists, such as Juan Manuel Blanes, Rafael Barradas, Pedro Figari, Joaquin Torres García, Jose Cuna and Ignacio Iturria, among others.
The main square is located in the Old City, between the pedestrian streets Sarandí and Juan Carlos Gómez and is one of the squares of Montevideo, where history is breathed. The Mother Church, El Cabildo and other historic buildings are surrounded by its mythical fountain, one of the most beautiful monuments in the city.
The port market is one of the largest tourist congregation in the capital. Its cuisine represents the most rooted traditions of Uruguay. Roast is the predominant dish and most restaurants are barbecue but there are other options. Cultural shows and crafts are also protagonists of the environment.
For lovers of wine, wine tourism and fine dining, Montevideo offers the possibility to visit small artisanal wineries and modern highly qualified wineries. Tannat is undoubtedly the most traditional wine in Uruguay.
Arrival in the city of Montevideo. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting with a sign with your name at the disembark area. During the transfer our guide will make an introduction of the city, give recommendations and tips of the city, restaurants and everything you need to enjoy the best way your trip. Arrival at the hotel. Check in at hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. On this day we will discover the charms of the capital starting with the picturesque Old City, which has a rich historical heritage. We will know among others: the Plaza de la Constitución, the Cathedral, the Cabildo and the Mercado del Puerto, icon of local cuisine. We will visit the Plaza Independencia, appreciate the Citadel Gate (entrance to the city in the colonial era), the seat of the Legislative Power, the Salvo Palace, the monument to the hero José Gervasio Artigas and the Museum of the Presidencies. We will make a guided visit to the Solís Theater, the most important and of greater architectural value in the city. It was inaugurated for the first time in 1856, witness of the history and fundamental in the construction of the cultural identity of Uruguay.
We will take a break at the Typical Facal Bar, to taste the famous “Uruguayan Chivito” (beef sandwich, egg, ham, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise) accompanied with potatoes and, for dessert, artisanal ice cream of dulce de leche.
After lunch, we will meet the Legislative Palace (Parliament) with an imposing marble structure that makes it one of the most beautiful parliaments in the world and the Agricultural Market where we can learn about typical Uruguayan products.
We will also see Batlle Park and visit the Football Museum at the Centennial Stadium, where the first FIFA World Cup organized by FIFA was played. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. We will head north for a visit followed by tasting and lunch (optional) in the fascinating world of wine. We will know from the elaboration process to the basic principles of a wine tasting, enjoying a natural and welcoming environment. The tasting can be 3, 5 or 7 labels and is guided by a wine professional.
After the visit to the winery and the wine tasting, it is possible to have lunch (optional) in the exclusive restaurants of the wineries where we are sure, will be an unforgettable experience and memory of the trip. return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast served at the hotel restaurant. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport. Check in. end of services.
When is the best time to visit Montevideo ?
T Although the city of Montevideo can be visited all year round, we recommend October, November, December, February, March, April and May to visit this area of Rio de la Plata.
The city has well differentiated the four seasons, summer, autumn, winter and spring, providing different experiences according to the time of year when the city is visited.
How accessible is Montevideo?
The city of Montevideo is increasingly accessible to people with disabilities, although not 100% of the city and the visited area is accessible, there are many advances in accessibility. Most of the city is flat, and there are many attractions and adapted public spaces.
How many days are recommended to visit Montevideo?
3 nights is a good time to visit and enjoy the city of Montevideo. You can also extend the trip with a wine tour, the beaches or cross by boat to Buenos Aires.
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