Rambla de Montevideo (Rambla of Montevideo), Montevideo

Rambla de Montevideo (Rambla of Montevideo), Montevideo (must see)

Formerly known as "Rambla Naciones Unidas" [United Nations Avenue], Rambla de Montevideo [Montevideo Avenue] is a promenade in the capital of Uruguay that runs along the coastline of Río de la Plata in the South of the Bay of Montevideo. At a length of 24 uninterrupted kilometers (nearly 15 miles), this is the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. Bordered by a number of beaches, most notably the ones like Ramírez (Parque Rodó), Pocitos, Buceo, Malvín and Carrasco, La Rambla is a magnet for those keen on outdoor activities.

Numerous geographical features give it variety and interest, such as Punta de las Carretas (aka Punta Brava, a Montevideo neighborhood) and Isla de las Gaviotas (a small islet in the Río de la Plata). On weekends, the area attracts thousands of people of all ages, who come in search of walking, jogging, sunbathing, having a bit of fresh air or simply drinking mate with friends. In several designated areas, especially at Rambla Sur, there are good spots for sport fishing.

There are yacht moorings at Punta Carretas and Puerto del Buceo. Fans of football, cycling, kite-flying and skateboarding will find it an ideal place for recreation – no doubt. In addition, there are ample opportunities for bird-watching, too, given the variety of coastal species inhabiting the area. The avenue is secured by the Tourism Police Unit during the summer to keep it safe for tourists.

Apart from offering great environment for recreation, still, the Avenue also constitutes an important vehicular traffic route. Construction activities on the side of the beach at La Rambla is strictly regulated so as not to ruin the view.

Being an integral part of the Montevidean identity, La Rambla has been declared a Historical Monument. In 2010 it was proposed to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Rambla de Montevideo (Rambla of Montevideo) on Map

Sight Name: Rambla de Montevideo (Rambla of Montevideo)
Sight Location: Montevideo, Uruguay (See walking tours in Montevideo)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Montevideo, Uruguay

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

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Montevideo Old Town Walking Tour

Montevideo Old Town Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Prado District Walking Tour

Prado District Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles