Montevideo Uruguay is also popular among the tourist because of its marvelously picturesque beaches, namely, Pocitos, Malvin, Buceo, Playa de los Ingleses, Punta Gorda, Playa Verde and Carrasco. There are huge numbers of museums, historical buildings and monuments which are scattered all over the capital city of Montevideo at Uruguay.
Montevideo of Uruguay can be accessed comfortably from the cities located near the capital, namely, Belveder, Paso Molino, Penarol, Piedras Blancas, Union, Arroyo Seco, Bella Vista, Reducto, Villa Munoz and Cerrito. The nearby airports of Carrasco International and Angel S Adami also provide flight services on a regular basis to and from various destinations across the globe.
Where is It : Lying in the south of the country, Montevideo is located at 34.5° Latitude South and 56° Longitude West. With a population of 1,449,900, Montevideo sits at the northern mouth of River Plate.
How to Commute : Carrasco International Airport, the international airport in the city handles domestic and international flights and serves as the main gateway to the country. Ship and ferry service are the water transport facility in the city. Rent a car, buses and taxis are the other forms of public transport in the city.
What to See : The city offers many places meant for entertainment and knowledge development. Estadio Centenario -a stadium in Montevideo, The Palacio Salvo -a building, Torre de las Telecomunicaciones -the 158m, 35 floor building and Teatro Solis are the important sites in the city. Palacio Legislativo is the major landmark of the city. Catedral Metropolitana, Cabildo de Montevideo, Plaza Independencia, Ciudad Vieja -Old City" by the harbor, Parque Rodo-seaside park, Barrio Sur, Palacio Salvo -the striking building, once the highest in South America, Castillo Pittamiglio and Jardin Botanico catches the attention of the tourists visiting the city.
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay. Founded by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, the governor of Buenos Aires on December 24, 1726, the city got its name from a Portuguese word "Monte vide eu" which means "I see a mountain". The complete name of the city is San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo. From the early 19th century till the 20th century, the city was under the British influence. It became the capital of Uruguay in 1828. It is now the largest city and the chief port of the country. Twice larger than any other cities in the country, Montevideo is regarded as the primate city.
Last Updated : December 17, 2013