An Introduction to Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo

An Introduction to Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
There are some cities that just feel like home right away. Montevideo is that city for me.

I never thought I’d love Montevideo so much. I mean, I’ve never even heard of this little capital city until a few months ago. We only picked this place because we were visiting Buenos Aires and needed somewhere else to go for a month. Enter Montevideo – an easy boat ride across the river from BA. We’re honestly the laziest travelers I know, so easy wins every time.

I was a little apprehensive about coming here after a not so welcoming experience in BA. I was afraid that maybe since these cities are so close to each other, they would be just the same and I wouldn’t like Montevideo either. Turns out, I couldn’t have been further from the truth. It’s true that there are a lot of similarities in that both are heavily European influenced cultures and have somewhat similar cuisines, but they may as well be on completely different continents, despite being just across a river from each other.

For one, Uruguayans are insanely friendly. I love that more than anything. And I think it’s awesome that the government is aiming to be the least corrupt government in South America. And apparently, Uruguayans and Argentinians hate each other’s guts (so I was told by locals). Hmm.. guess which team I’m on?

Montevideo is seriously cool, but I feel like it’s so overlooked. Most people seem to think that it’s only worth a few days of your time (our BA hosts thought we ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: An Introduction to Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Plaza Matriz   Palacio Salvo   statue of Artigas   Puerto del Mercado   Museo Andes 1972   Museo Torres Garcia   Museo del Carnaval   Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indigena  
Author: Anna Ge
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