Portal oficial de turismo de Montevideo

Architecture

Different waves of migration and historical events left their mark on Montevideo. The Old City reminds of the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. Cabildo and Solis Theatre are clear representations of the colonial times and the first glimpse of neoclassicism. But the largest monument of this kind is the seat of the Parliament -Palacio Legislativo-. The Old City features different architecture styles, such as the neo-gothic of Junta Departamental of Montevideo, the modern design of Palacio Lapido (located in 18 de Julio Ave. and Rio Branco St.), and the luxurious eclecticism typical of the city.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Montevideo lived its golden age, a period of social and economic prosperity. From that historical time it inherited its modern architecture, one of the main Art Deco living testimonies. Along with New York, Montevideo is the most influenced city by this style. At the end of the 90's the construction of the Telecommunications Tower began. This building was designed by Carlos Ott, a renowned Uruguayan architect, and it is a sample of postmodern architecture.

Heritage and culture

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    Architecture Different waves of migration and historical events left their mark on Montevideo. The Old City reminds of the arrival of Read More
  • Carnival +

    Carnival From late January to March, Montevideo celebrates the longest carnival in the world. This popular celebration had its source in Read More
  • Candombe +

    Candombe By mid 18th century, the port of Montevideo was the only access way for Africans slaves to enter the River Read More
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    Tango The tango reflects the cultural brotherhood between Montevideo and Buenos Aires. This was expressed in a joint request submitted by Read More
  • Drinking “Mate” +

    Drinking “Mate” Few habits are so widespread as to Tomar Mate. Consuming this hot drink is a social habit of Uruguayans. People Read More
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