Montevideo Community

Tips of the Week on Montevideo

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The Juan Manuel Blanes Municipal Museum of the Arts is located some distance the center of Montevideo but the trek there is worth it. Housed in a gorgeous mansion, you can begin to understand the present-day culture of the country, and the works of the artists on permanent exhibition give much insight into the Uruguay’s rather mysterious past.<br><br>To get there Blvd. Espana or Blvd. Artigas...

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Palacio Legislativo - national parliament, the first one in South America and an iconic symbol of Uruguay´s long lasting democracy.<br>The construction of this building started in 1904 sponsored by the government of President José Batlle y Ordoñez.<br>It was designed by Italian architects Vittorio Meano and Gaetano Moretti, who planned the building's interior. Among the notable contributors to ...

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The centre of traditional Uruguayan food and beverage in Montevideo is the Mercado del Puerto (\"Port Market\"). This complex contains a considerable range of restaurants and cafes.La Palenque restaurant serves Uruguayan and Spanish cuisine with a variety of lamb, pork and cold meats dishes with vegetables, paella, rice and shellfish. Additionally, the market is host to various cultural events ...

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Punta Brava Lighthouse (Faro de Punta Brava), also known as Punta Carretas Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was built in 1876, and is 21m tall. Its light reaches 15 miles away, with a flash every ten seconds. The lighthouse is still important for guiding boats into the Banco Inglés, Buceo Port or the entrance of the Santa Lucía River, west of Montevideo city.