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Explore the History of Montevideo!

The biggest urban center in Uruguay still keeps the lifestyle of the small and charming town that it has been from the beginning. Music, architecture, cultural expressions, and traditions combine in a city full of memories and a captivating story. We invite you to discover it!

We meet at the port terminal or hotel and begin our itinerary in the Old City, unfolding the past and its traditions: the old port market with its smoky barbecues; colonialism and the fights for revolution in the squares of Zabala and Constitution, the latter guarded by the old town hall and the main cathedral, where the remains of our heroes and first presidents rest.

We continue walking down memory lane as we explore Sarandí Street, hiding secrets in every turn, like the main Theatre Solis from 1856. Sarandí Sreet unites the past and present Montevideo, uniting the main squares of Old City until we reach downtown’s Independence Square.

We continue to the Legislative Palace (outside), Uruguay’s Congress, to appreciate yet another neoclassical building made by an Italian architect, where we explain the solid Uruguayan democracy, leading the democratic rankings made by international agencies and comparing them to other close and turbulent cases in South America. The next stop is the MAM (Montevideo Agricultural Market), an early 20th-century restored building where we can experience local stores, food, beer, and more.

Moving north, we reach Prado, a late 19th-century aristocratic summer vacation neighborhood for the landowners. We drive by majestic mansions, open parks and monuments, and the private home of Uruguayan President Tabaré Vazquez, where he still lives instead of the Presidential Palace.

On our way down south of Montevideo, we arrive at Battle Park, named in honor of the Uruguayan Welfare President Battle. The park holds the National Stadium Centenario, where the first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930, and which is still home to the famous Celeste, Uruguay’s national team.

We reach the coastline called Rambla, with its therapeutic invitation for outdoor sports or simple contemplation. We stop for pictures at the Montevideo sign, with Pocitos Bay providing the background scenery. For the perfect farewell, we end our day with an easy ride along the coastline back to the port of Montevideo.

If you are interested in visiting specific places like wineries, museums, the theater/opera house, or other specific spots, please let us know in advance in order to better plan your itinerary, give you suggestions, and make bookings if necessary.