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Travel Guide to Montevideo, Uruguay

The city was founded in the early 18th century by the Spanish. The purpose of founding Montevideo was rather peculiar. It was a fortress city, which helped the Spanish to control the actions of smugglers on important trade routes, which were located in close proximity to the city. Montevideo has soon turned into a major shopping area, and today this place is known as a center of recreation and tourism.
Cultural sights in Montevideo
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...
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This beautiful city traditionally amazes its visitors by numerous architectural styles, beautiful parks and avenues, and the greatness of the River Uruguay. In order to learn more about the history of the city, you need to make a tour to its major sites.
Start your observation of Montevideo from the central square called Plaza de la Constitucion. Here was founded the largest cathedral in the city, which construction took place in the beginning of the 19th century. The building of the Town Hall appeared a little later. These buildings represent a remarkable and harmonious combination of two architectural styles - Baroque and Classicism. Among other landmarks of this city we suggest visiting an attractive theater called "Solis" and a new town hall.
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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 phrases in...
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In Montevideo are opened approximately two dozen of theaters, the most popular ones are Tinglado, Nuevo Stella, Sirkular and Mercedes. Fans of exhibits and displays should definitely visit the Museum of Natural History, National History Museum, National Museum of Fine Arts, School Museum, Zoological Museum, as well as the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts. And this is not a complete list of cultural events that you will find in this charming city. It also has two zoos and a breathtaking planetarium, where are conducted various presentation and lectures. Rich cultural program can be customized by rest on the river or visiting the restaurants that serve national cuisine.
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