Central Part of Montevideo Tour, Montevideo

Central Part of Montevideo Tour, Montevideo
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The central part of the city of Montevideo is characterized as having many interesting places to visit. It represents a cultural mix of places that exhibit the beauty, the culture and the history of the city's formation. There can be visited, museums, monuments of known people, zoo and football stadium. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the center of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Central Part of Montevideo Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Central Part of Montevideo Tour
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: jenny
Plaza de la Bandera

1) Plaza de la Bandera

Plaza de la Bandera, also known as Plaza de la Democracia, is a square that contains an important monument and a flag that symbolizes the spirit of Orientalism. The flag was enshrined in the Constitution of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. It is the only monument dedicated to a flag of the...   view more
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Monumento a Juan Pablo II

2) Monumento a Juan Pablo II

Monumento a Juan Pablo II was established by the archbishop of Montevideo, Nicolas Cotugno. It was opened in 1987 in the place where the Pope held his first Mass in Uruguay. It was located in a busy intersection in Uruguay, 100 meters from another important monument, the...   view more
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Obelisk of Montevideo

3) Obelisk of Montevideo

The Obelisk of Montevideo, officially listed as the Obelisco a los Constituyentes de 1830, is a monument, work of the sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín (1891-1975). It is a three sided obelisk made of granite, 40 meters tall with 3 bronze statues on its sides, representing "Law", "Liberty" and "Force". It has a hexagonal water fountain around it with six spheres on its outer circumference. It is located at the intersection of 18 de Julio and Artigas...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Parque Battle

4) Parque Battle

Parque Batlle (formerly: Parque de los Aliados) is a barrio and a major public central park in Montevideo. It is named in honour of José Batlle y Ordóñez, President of Uruguay from 1911–1915. The park as seen now covers an area of 60 hectares (150 acres) and is considered the "lung" of the Montevideo city owing to the large variety of trees planted here. Home to the Estadio Centenario national football stadium as well as the national monument "La Carreta", it also has...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Monumento a la Carreta

5) Monumento a la Carreta

Monumento a la Carreta was inaugurated on October 14, 1934. The sculptor that made this monument is Jose Belloni. It became a national monument in 1976. It is made from bronze and granite. It is located in the Parque Jose Battle. It recalls the classical mode of cargo...   view more
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Estadio Centenario

6) Estadio Centenario (must see)

Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution. It is listed by FIFA as one of the football world's classic stadiums, along with the likes of Maracanã, Wembley Stadium, San Siro, Estadio Azteca, and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

The Uruguayan national team has always been a threat when playing in their...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Museo del Fútbol

7) Museo del Fútbol

Museo del Fútbol is located in the interior of the Centario Stadium. It contains all the medals, cups and other important premiums from the football competitions. Here you can also find the World Cup won in 1930. It is dedicated to the soccer country’s heritage that made them famous throughout the entire world.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Zoológico Municipal de Villa Dolores

8) Zoológico Municipal de Villa Dolores

Zoológico Municipal de Villa Dolores has a population of 550 animals and 650 trees. There are animals collected from all continents that live on 7 hectares of land. Now the locations for animals are more modern and comfortable, and people can see them from up close, feed them and touch some of them. The architect of the zoo is Mr. Mayor Mariano...   view more
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