Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo, Montevideo

Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo, Montevideo
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "GPSmyCity: Walks and Articles with Offline Maps" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Montevideo Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Montevideo is a beautiful city that has many beautiful architectural and historical places to visit. There are some famous palaces that must be visited and some plazas that exemplify the beauty of the city. All these places are named after important historical personalities. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the history of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo Map

Guide Name: Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo (See other walking tours in Montevideo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Author: jenny
Palacio Salvo

1) Palacio Salvo (must see)

Palacio Salvo is a building located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who used a similar design for his Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finished in 1928, Palacio Salvo stands 100 metres high with the antenna included.

It was built on the site where the Confiteria La Giralda was once located, a place renowned for being where Gerardo Matos Rodríguez wrote his...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Palacio Estévez

2) Palacio Estévez

The Estévez Palace, or Palacio Estévez, is the oldest working place of the President of Uruguay (the Liberty Building and the Executive Tower being the other two). It was designed in 1873 by Manoel de Castel, and is situated in Plaza Independencia. It was owned by don Francisco Estevez and his family until it was acquired by the Uruguayan government in 1880, when it was established as the working place of the president in 1890. It has since been converted to a museum, housing artifacts and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Plaza Independencia

3) Plaza Independencia (must see)

Plaza Independencia (Spanish for Independence Square) is the name of Montevideo's most important plaza. It separates Ciudad Vieja from downtown Montevideo, with the Gateway of The Citadel on one side and the beginning of 18 de Julio avenue on the other. Many important buildings, such as the Solís Theatre and the workplaces of the President of Uruguay (both the Estévez Palace and the future Executive Tower) are located by this square. In May and June 2009 an exhibition of the "United...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
El Cabildo

4) El Cabildo

El Cabildo is a city hall where was signed the Uruguay constitution in 1830. It contains a great collection of antiques, paintings, costumes, documents of that time that characterizes a great historical event. It represents a two stored building where English speaking guides will tell you in details the history of...   view more
Club Uruguayo

5) Club Uruguayo

Club Uruguayo is a private social club. It represents a three-stored neoclassical building located in Plaza Matriz and founded in 1878. It represents a national monument now, open to the public. It has beautiful salons and marvelous staircases. Today this club has its 400 members that are gathering in this old...   view more
Plaza Constitución, Matriz

6) Plaza Constitución, Matriz

Plaza Constitución is called also Plaza Matriz. It has a fountain that symbolizes the first water system of the city. This important moment in the life of the citizens was certified by this fountain installed in 1871. Its beauty and the architectural design makes people to come here and meet...   view more
Casa de Lavalleja

7) Casa de Lavalleja

Casa de Lavalleja represents a neoclassic building that was built in 1783. It became after a period of time the home for the general J. Lavalleja. He was known as the father of independence of the city. His home is presented now to the public where are preserved his manuscripts, maps, books, rooms with all inside relating his style of...   view more
Plaza Zabala

8) Plaza Zabala (must see)

Plaza Zabala is a plaza in the Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo. In late 1878, during the dictatorship of Colonel Lorenzo Latorre, it was decided to demolish the old fort and build a public square in its place. But for 12 years this site remained a wasteland. The Plaza finally came to be established only on December 31, 1890 when the equestrian statue of Bruno Mauricio de Zabala was installed. It was sculpted by the Spanish sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera in collaboration with the Basque architect...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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