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Culture of Montevideo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Palacio legislativo A historical part of Montevideo is of great interest for tourist visiting the destination. Exactly the historical part of the city concentrates a large share of significant landmarks and sights. A starting point of major sightseeing tours is the Plaza Independencia the suburbs of which host several architectural landmarks. The main decoration of the Plaza is the Cathedral, the construction of which took place in the beginning of the 19th century.
After sightseeing tours through historical landmarks and spots of Montevideo, the city offers its guests to visit numerous entertaining centers, sport centers, night clubs, boutiques and … Open
A high impressive building is a unique fusion of architectural styles. Genuine connoisseurs of architectural art will find the traits of baroque and classicism in its appearance. The same significant landmark of the city is the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes. Its opening was held in 1930. The museum keeps an interesting collection of a renowned Uruguayan painter and artist named Juan Manuel Blanes.
Later on the collection of the museum was added with artworks of other renowned artists. At present the museum is one of the most visited cultural places of the capital city. Dramatic art fans can not leave out of sight the Teatro Solis. The first performance took place on its stage as far back as in 1856 and since that time the theater is of great popularity as among local residents so among guests of Montevideo. Copyright
1. Many of local residents have a good command of foreign languages however they give preference to speak their native one. To show respect to local culture tourists should learn several … Open
A visit to the National Museum of Natural History will turn for every tourist to an unforgettable experience full of impressions. The museum is housed on a magnificent palace previously owned by the president of the country Jose Fructuoso Rivera. In beautifully decorated halls of the museum tourists will discover plenty of collections and showpieces of different trends: inestimable archeological discoveries, articles of art and significant historical records are among the articles of the museum collections.
Teatro Solis Among significant architectural objects the Legislative Palace is best worth noticing. The Palace was built in the beginning of the 20th century and is the genuine example of the Neoclassicism. Evening tours to the Palace are of great popularity among travelers and city guests as exactly at nighttime the Palace is lit up with a specially designed illuminating system. The palace features unique luxurious interior, its halls boasts the furnishing of precious metals meanwhile ingenious marble finishing adds to the interior a specific festive look. A perfect destination for hiking will be the Ciudad Vieja part of the city. The area offers original historical landmarks and sights at every turn. Each day old streets and squares of the historical part of the city are filled with street artists and musicians performing various entertaining programs for city residents and guests of Montevideo.  Next: Attractions & nightlife
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Montevideo
♥   Santuario Nacional de la Gruta de Lourdes, Montevideo, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción y San Felipe y Santiago, Montevideo, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Canelones, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Montevideo. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Montevideo: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Montevideo. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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