In this video, we take a pre-Covid trip to Uruguay’s Montevideo, the southernmost capital city in the Americas, located on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata, the arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the south coast of Uruguay from the north coast of Argentina.
Montevideo’s architecture ranges from Neoclassical buildings such as the Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, to late modern structures such as the World Trade Center Montevideo. The 158m ANTEL Telecommunication Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the country, dominates the skyline of the Bay of Montevideo, together with the Palacio Salvo.
Within Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja, (Old Town) the building facades reflect the city’s extensive European immigration. The city’s most important plaza – Plaza Independencia – is located between Ciudad Vieja and downtown Montevideo, beginning with the Gateway of The Citadel at one end, and culminating at the start of 18 de Julio Avenue.
Notable government buildings include the Legislative Palace, the City Hall, Estévez Palace and the Executive Tower, while Parque Batlle, Parque Rodó and Parque Prado are Montevideo’s three great parks.
Culture-wise, music, theatre and the arts are well represented here, and there’s also a strong international vibe, thanks to the many foreign cultural centres and Montevideo’s status as administrative HQ for Mercosur – South America’s leading trading bloc.
If you should find yourself in beautiful Montevideo, consider paying a visit to the following sites:
- Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
- Teatro Solís
- Mercado del Puerto
- Museo del Gaucho
- Palacio Salvo
- Plaza Independencia
- Museo de los Andes
- Plaza Matriz
- Museo del Carnaval
- Museo de Artes Decorativas
View the original video here.
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