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Montevideo

Montevideo Montevideo Port city (pop., 1996: 1,378,707), capital of Uruguay. Situated on the northern shore of the Rio de la PLATA estuary, it was founded by the Spanish in 1726 to stem the Portuguese advance into the area from Brazil. From 1807 to 1830 it was alternately occupied by British, Spanish, Argentine, Portuguese, and Brazilian forces. It became the capital of newly independent Uruguay in 1830. A major seaport of South America, it is the commercial, political, and cultural centre of Uruguay. It is the site of Uruguay's only institutions of higher education: the Universidad de la Republica and the Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay. -1

Montevideo is the very lively capital of Uruguay. It is a stylish city with a strong European feel to it. The city was founded in 1726 on a promontory between the Rio del Plata and an inner bay; this area is still known as the Ciudad Vieja and is the area of main interest for visitors.

Places to Visit

Museo Historico Nacional
Rio del Plata.
Ciudad Vieja
Casa Rivera
Museo Tores Garcia
Casa de Gobierno Historico



Montevideo Hotels

Lafayette - Soriano 1170, Montevideo Phone: +598 (0) 29 24646
Bw Pedro Figari - Rambla Republica Mexico 6535, Montevideo Mv 11500, Uruguay, Montevideo
Sheraton Montevideo Hotel - Calle Victor Solino 349, Montevideo Na 11300, Uy, Montevideo
Kings - Andes 1491 Y Avenida Uruguay, Montevideo Phone: +598 (0) 29 20927
Casino Oceania - Mar Artico 1227, Montevideo 11400, Uy, Montevideo, 11400 Phone: +598 (0) 26 00444
Plaza Fuerte Hotel - Bartolome Mitre 1361, Montevideo Phone: +598 (0) 29 59563
Hotel Presidenta - 18 De Julio 1038, Montevideo Montevideo 11100, Montevideo
Days Hotel Montevideo Ur - 1821 Acevedo Diaz St, Montevideo Uruguay 11800, Montevideo
Lafayette Hotel - Calle Soriano 1170, Montevideo
Victoria Plaza Hotel - Plaza Independencia 759, Montevideo, 11100
Crystal Palace Hotel - 1210 Dieciocho De Julio Av, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay, Montevideo, 11100
Armon Suites - 21 De Septiembre 2885, Esquina Berro, Uruguaya, Montevideo, 11300
Holiday Inn - Colonia 823, Montevideo
Radisson Montevideo - 759 Plaza Independencia, Montevideo
Continental Hotel - Paraguay 1373, Montevideo
Albergue Juvenil
Hotel Solis
Hotel Windsor
Pension Nuevo Ideal Hotel
Hotel Palacio
Hotel Mediterraneo
Hotel Hispano

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