A tour to discover Montevideo, the rich Uruguayan capital with a European heritage that reflects the culture of the first Spanish, Portuguese and Italian colonisers, especially in its architecture.
What we will see
- Montevideo, sightseeing tour of the city
- Graf Spee wreck, Plaza Independencia, Museo Torres García
- Avenida 18 de Julio, Plaza Fabini, Batlle y Ordoñez park
- Museum of Contemporary Arts
What we will do
- Let's head out to discover Montevideo, the perfect combination of elegant buildings, a busy harbour and residential neighbourhoods stretching along the winding beaches of Rio de la Plata.
- After leaving the old city behind, we go on a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the main landmarks of historical and architectural interest dating back to the 19th century.
- We pass by the wreck of the Graf Spee battleship and Plaza Independencia as far as Museo Torres García**, where we can admire the artwork of the professor and painter who was born in Montevideo in 1874 and moved to Paris in 1928, where he experienced his most interesting period. He moved back to Uruguay in 1934 to produce his unique work in America. In the meantime, he joined "La Escuela del Sur", one of the leading movements of the 20th century. The museum was founded in 1953 with the objective of turning it into an educational tool and art centre.
- Our visit continues along Avenida 18 de Julio, Plaza Fabini and the Batlle y Ordoñez Park. Next stop: the Museum of Contemporary Arts. The building was built in the countryside in the late 1900s and was an active prison until the mid-1980s. It was restored and converted into a centre for the promotion and display of contemporary Uruguayan art.
- Our day dedicated to art and culture comes to an end and we head back to the ship strolling along the seafront with its exotic white sandy beaches.
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