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  • The Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo is a great photo opportunity on your Uruguay tour
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  • Enjoy the nightlife in Montevideo during your Uruguay vacation

Situated on the southern coast of Uruguay, Montevideo is the country’s capital and largest city, serving as the economic, political, cultural and educational centre of the nation to be experienced on an Uruguay vacation.

Montevideo was established in 1724 by the governor of Buenos Aires, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. The goal of the settlement was to counteract the Portuguese populations who had come from Brazil. Originally a Spanish garrison town, the city began to expand towards the end of the colonial period as a result of growing trade. The first thirty years of the 19th century saw Montevideo occupied by British, Spanish, Argentine, Portuguese and Brazilian forces. 

By the 20th century, the city had become popular amongst immigrants, particularly those from Spain and Italy but also from central Europe. It is the descendants of these initial immigrants that make up a great deal of the population of Montevideo today.

Montevideo is known for being an important cultural centre that hosts a rich architectural heritage. The historic heart of the capital is Ciudad Vieja which is home to the city’s oldest buildings and many national heritage sites. The Uruguayan Tango is native to the neighbourhoods of Montevideo, but the city offers more than unique dancing traditions on an Uruguay vacation. It is known for its writers, musicians and artists as well as its museums and galleries, all of which give Montevideo a vibrant and exciting buzz while maintaining a small-town feel.


Uruguay Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Uruguay vacations.

Learn about the history and culture of Uruguay, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uruguay's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uruguay for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uruguay vacations today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Uruguay tours why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.


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Montevideo, Uruguay

  • River Plate Triangle

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Launching from Buenos Aires, spend 6 days travelling through Colonia and Montevideo in Uruguay. Colonia is steeped in history and today is a great resort destination while Montevideo is one of South America's best-kept secrets.
    6 Days
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