A Walk through Montevideo's Old Town

  • Port

    Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Montevideo is an eclectic mix of architectural influences, with impressive buildings dating back to very prosperous times. The city borders on being an open-air exhibition of monuments, sculptures and museums, displaying the wonderful work of Uruguayan artists and architects.

Travel by motorcoach to the heart of the Old Town at Independence Square. Set out on a walking tour with your guide to see the Palacio Salvo, and step inside the magnificent Teatro Solis.

Continue to the Torres Garcia Museum, housing the works of one of Uruguay's best-known artists, and at Matriz Square you will see the cathedral.

At the Palacio Taranco, an inside visit reveals the life and times of the Uruguyan nobility.

The Carnival Museum, located directly in front of the port, offers an insight into the Carnival (Mardi Gras) culture of Uruguay.

Notes:

Palacio Taranco is open 12noon to 4pm only. The walking tour covers uneven surfaces. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat. Suitable only for guests who are reasonably physically fit. Maximum weight is 330 lbs.