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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > South America > Uruguay > Montevideo


Montevideo. Pop. 1,325,968. Currency Uruguayan Peso. Language Spanish. Time Zone GMT - 3 hours. Carrasco International Airport MVD. Best Time to go – December to March. Montevideo is the largest city, capital and chief port of Uruguay. The city is situated in the south of Uruguay on one of the most important harbours in South America. Montevideo was first found by Juan Diaz De Solis in 1516. It then experienced control from the Spanish, Portuguese and British. During World War II the city was embroiled in the German pocket battleship Graf Spee incident which resulted in the scuttling of the ship and the suicide of the captain Hans Langsdorff. The city went through a period of decline in the middle of the 20th century due to both military dictatorship and economic stagnation. However, recent economic recovery and stronger trade ties with Uruguay's neighbours have led to renewed agricultural development and hopes for greater future prosperity. The city has a strong football history. Montevideo hosted all the matches of the 1st FIFA World Cup in 1930. Uruguay won the tournament by defeating Argentina 4-2, and later in 1950 defeated heavy favored hosts Brazil 2-1, achieving its second World Cup Championship.


Montevideo Hotels and Budget Accommodation

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Montevideo Hotels and Budget Accommodation

Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel Montevideo

Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel, is a 5 star deluxe hotel with 255 rooms. Guests looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find whirlpool, solarium, sauna, massage, and indoor pool. The downtown location of the hotel is close to sights and convenient for the business areas.

Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel Montevideo

Carrasco International Airport MVD - wikipedia

Carrasco International Airport is the largest airport in Uruguay. It is located at the north of Ciudad de la Costa in the Canelones department, close and towards the east side of the capital city of Montevideo, which it serves.

German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee - wikipedia

Admiral Graf Spee was a Panzerschiff, which served with the German Kriegsmarine before and during the early stages of World War II. In view of her comparatively heavy artillery of 28 cm (11 inch) guns, she and her two sisters, Deutschland (later renamed Lützow) and Admiral Scheer, were frequently referred to as pocket battleships by the British. The Admiral Graf Spee is considered one of the most famous German warships, along with the Bismarck.

Montevideo - wikipedia

Montevideo is the largest city, capital and chief port of Uruguay. Montevideo is the primate city in Uruguay, the only city in the country with a population over 1,000,000. Montevideo has a privileged harbour, one of the most important in the Americas. Also, it has beautiful beaches, like Pocitos, Buceo, Malvin, Playa de los Ingleses, Playa Verde, Punta Gorda and Carrasco.

Montevideo - wikitravel

Montevideo is the pleasant capital city of Uruguay. Any part of the Rambla waterside roadway has people biking, fishing, drinking mate, and enjoying the great views. 22 kilometers-long (13.6 miles), the Rambla goes along Montevideo's waterfront. Try sunset.


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