Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (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 home stadium, consistently beating top teams. Even the top ranked Brazil national football team has only managed 3 wins in 20 opportunities, although only one was an official match.Aside from the Uruguayan national team, any football club can rent the stadium for its home games. Peñarol has done that for nearly every game in the past years, while Nacional rents it for some international games. In the case of other Uruguayan teams, they often decide to play there against both Peñarol and Nacional. The stadium was built as the main host stadium for the 1930 World Cup. Estadio Centenario hosted every team in the competition in 10 matches, including both semi-finals and the final. Below is the list of the matches played at Centenario during the 1930 World Cup.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Estadio Centenario
Sight Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Sight Type: Other
Guide(s) containing this sight: Central Part of Montevideo Tour  

Walking Tours in Montevideo, Uruguay

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montevideo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo

Tour of Historic Places in Montevideo

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 Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Central Part of Montevideo Tour

Central Part of Montevideo Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Shopping Tour in Montevideo

Shopping Tour in Montevideo

Montevideo has numerous shopping venues. You can discover national, cultural works of art that cannot be found elsewhere. Electronics are expensive, but clothing and souvenirs are reasonably priced. Take this tour to discover the best shopping experience in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Museums Tour in Montevideo

Museums Tour in Montevideo

Museums enlighten us with regard to the history of a country. They convey information such as how old a particular territory could be, how many wars were fought there and the beauty of the culture preserved through time. Take the following tour to discover the beauty and the history of Uruguay. There are visits to the history museum, museum of arts, the history of monedas and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Religious Places Tour in Montevideo

Religious Places Tour in Montevideo

Religion in Uruguay is separate from the state. More than sixty percent are Roman Catholics and the rest are members of different religious groups. Montevideo has beautiful churches that represent different confections and different architectural elements from the periods during which they were built. Take this tour to discover the beauty of religious sites in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
South Part Tour of Montevideo

South Part Tour of Montevideo

The south part of the city can be characterized as a beautiful part. It has a beautiful and green park that is a known place for rest for many people. There are also markets, museums, specialty shops and many other interesting attractions to visit. Take this tour to discover the beauty of this part if the city Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km