Montevideo and the Interior
Montevideo is the pleasant capital city of Uruguay. With it’s 1890s Parisian-style buildings, this South American destination feels decidedly European, but with the sprawling, big sky feeling of the American Midwest. It is situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata and is the southernmost capital city in South America.
Montevideo nowadays is a modern city which has gradually adapted itself to the present and to the demands of the twenty-first century without losing its identity. Combining past and present, a walk around Old City will allow you to see the origins of Montevideo.
Experience and understand true Uruguayan tradition at El Milongon. At the heart of Old Montevideo you can enjoy a dinner and theatre with an important display of music, and choreography of candombe, tango, milonga and folk music.
During the day there is plenty to do and see in Montevideo. The Carnival Museum is an interesting way of understanding the feeling of this festival that managed to join different cultures. Montevideo celebrates the longest carnival in the world! Keep on dancing- Las Llamadas (the Calls) are the largest popular celebrations in Uruguay. Carried out every year in February, also around Carnival time.
Visit the Port Market, and old-fashioned and fascinating market, behind its porticos each stall displays delicious meat, achuras and pamplonas. Follow a visit here with a walk along the Rambla. This waterside roadway has people biking, fishing, drinking mate, and enjoying the great views. 22 Kilometers-long (13.6 miles), the Rambla goes along Montevideo’s waterfront. A lovely and romantic setting at sunset.