They can be called piers, promenades, seashore. In Montevideo, we call them Ramblas, and there are so many and so beautiful that it is imperative to wander them if you want to know the city. It is a coastal promenade 15 km long, with beaches, rocky points, restaurants, nautical clubs and scenic views all along.
EL MERCADO DEL PUERTO
El Mercado is a fascinating place to visit. Behind its porticos, each stand exhibits delicious meats, sausages, etc. On the outside, there are handicraft stalls, dancers and musicians. What else can we ask for?
BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT- THE OLD CITY
The city of Montevideo was founded in 1725 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. A natural port, the city lives face to the Río de la Plata. Behind the shores, tree-lined avenues, quiet streets, numerous squares and green parks, make for a very pleasant visit.
The cultural life is centered in the Old City, where past and present live together among historic buildings, bookstores, shops and the crazy city pace. To discover this important touristic section of the city, you just need an inquisitive nature and good walking shoes!
EL PRADO- It is a residential area of Montevideo with many beautiful historic houses and well maintained tree-lined streets. Among them you can find the Presidential Residence, the biggest park in Montevideo with its famous Rose Arbor, the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum and three football stadiums.
EL PALACIO LEGISLATIVO- This building houses the Parliament and was inaugurated on August 25th 1925 for the centennial of the country´s Declaration of Independence. It is an impressive palace, designed in a Neoclassical style with some Greek influence on its façades.
WINE TOUR- Around Montevideo you can take a wine tasting tour of several wineries. Uruguay is one of the biggest wine producers in South America, most known for its tannat reds.