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South Part Tour of Montevideo (Self Guided), 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.
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South Part Tour of Montevideo Map

Guide Name: South Part Tour of Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo (See other walking tours in Montevideo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Parque Rodo
  • El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
  • Estadio Luis Frazini
  • Ramirez Beach
  • Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo
  • Museo de Juan Zorrilla de San Martin
  • Villa Biarritz Fair
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Parque Rodo

1) Parque Rodo (must see)

Parque Rodó is both a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, and a park which lies mostly outside the limits of the barrio itself and belongs to Punta Carretas. The name "Rodó" has been given in memory of José Enrique Rodó, an important Uruguayan writer whose monument is in the southern side of the main park. On the north side of the main park is an artificial lake with a little castle housing a municipal library for children. An area to its west is used as an open air exhibition of photography.

Apart from the main park area which is delimited by Sarmiento Avenue to the south, Parque Rodó includes an amusement park, the Estadio Luis Franzini, belonging to Defensor Sporting, the front lawn of the Faculty of Engineering, and a stripe West of the Club de Golf Punta Carretas which includes the Canteras del Parque Rodó (the quarry of), the Teatro de Verano and the Lago del Parque Rodó (the lake of).

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El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

2) El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales (must see)

National Museum of Visual Arts, or Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, is located on Julio Herrera y Reissig esq. Tomás Giribaldi, s/n, In Parque Rodó, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was inaugurated on December 10 of 1911.

This museum has the largest collection of Uruguayan artists artwork. Among them are works of Rafael Barradas, Joaquín Torres García, José Cúneo, Carlos Federico Sáez, Pedro Figari, Juan Manuel Blanes and the artist Pablo Serrano who lived in Montevideo for twenty years.

The museum hosts also temporary exhibitions, in many cases of foreign artists, whose artwork travels in different museums around the world.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am -8 pm.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Estadio Luis Frazini

3) Estadio Luis Frazini

The Estadio Luis Franzini, or Luis Franzini Stadium, is an outdoor football stadium located in Montevideo. The stadium's maximum capacity is 18,000 people, and it is the home ground of Defensor Sporting. The stadium was closed during the 1997 season for renovations. It reopened on 16 August 1998 with the name Nuevo Estadio Luis Franzini. Renovations included a seating capacity increase and leveling of the playing area. Previously, the land sloped to the west, toward the Rio de la Plata.

Situated on municipal land on the Parque Rodo at the intersection of Herrera y Reissig and Sarmiento Streets, the Luis Franzini Stadium is named for the former president of the Uruguayan Soccer Commission (Comisión de Fútbol) and Defensor Sporting, Luis Franzini, who led the club for thirty three years.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ramirez Beach

4) Ramirez Beach

If you go from the old part of the city toward the east you can see the Ramirez beach. It is known also as the beach in front of Parque Rodo, that represents the most interesting amusement park in the city. The beach is known also as a calm and peaceful beach where people can read books and admire the beauty along with taking sun baths.
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Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo

5) Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo (must see)

Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo is located in the Quarry Park Rado. Now it is known as the Park of the Instructions of XIII. It was opened in 1944 as an entertainment center. It is unique due its form, architecture and model. It is an open-air theatre that presents shows and performaces of local and international artists.
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Museo de Juan Zorrilla de San Martin

6) Museo de Juan Zorrilla de San Martin

Museo de Juan Zorrilla de San Martin is the museum house of the Uruguayan writer and poet Juan Zorrila de San Martin. The home preserves the furniture and objects of art and personnel objects of the artist. The house has a chapel inside it, the poet also was known for the number of kids he has, 16 in total.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 2 pm - 7 pm.
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Villa Biarritz Fair

7) Villa Biarritz Fair

Villa Biarritz Fair is a market that sells antiques, books, qualitative crafts and fresh flowers, traditional ornamented pieces of art as souvenirs that represent the culture of Uruguay. It is a place where you can find souvenirs and some presents for your family and yourself.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Saturday: 7 am - 4 pm

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 or 0.8 Miles
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 or 4 Miles
North Part Tour of Montevideo

North Part Tour of Montevideo

Northen part of the city can be also characterized as a beautiful place. There can be visited a nice and green park, museums, botanical garden and many other places that will attract your attention. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the city Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles