Places To Visit in Uruguay

Here are the top 1 tourist places in Uruguay

1. Montevideo

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Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, is the largest city having approximately one-third of the total population of the country. This is the southernmost city of America and lies on the northeastern bank of Rio de la Plata. The word "Montevideo" has many meanings, yet the term "monte" has one com...

Best Time: March to May, September to November

FAQs on Uruguay

What is the currency of Uruguay?

The official currency of Uruguay is Uruguayan Peso. The notes have denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000. There is no restriction on the amount of money you are carrying or taking out of the country. US$ are widely accepted in the country. Credit cards are also well accepted by hotels, restaurants and boutique shops however most of the motels outside Montevideo do not accept Credit Cards. There is a 10% charge on the use of credit card. People carrying Visa and Mastercards will not find much of difficulty while making payments. There are ATM machines located throughout Uruguay but you may not find one at certain tourist places so carry enough cash with you. ATMs have a limit on per day withdrawal, it is $300 for now. American Express is less recognised.

What is the history of Uruguay?

The first occupants of Uruguay were the Charrua Indians, a seeker gatherer individuals who were careful about pariahs. The Spaniards who came into Uruguay in the seventeenth century made Montevideo the capital in 1726. In 1808 the battle for freedom proceeded in Uruguay lastly in 1828, when the Argentines and British surrendered their claim on the nation, it picked up its autonomy. Common wars, autocracy and interest destroyed the tranquillity of the nation and some break from these came just in 1903. Jose Batley Ordonez turned into the President and brought peace and relief. Under his run, Uruguay turned into the main Welfare state in Latin America. Be that as it may, since the 1960s the nation's success started to lessen and the welfare state turned out to be to a greater degree a fantasy. After the turmoil brought on by the Tupamaros urban guerrilla development, the military assumed responsibility promising to diminish organisation and spend more on the less special and focus on advancement. The military figured out how to wipe out the guerrillas by 1972 and later in 1985 majority rule government was reestablished. In 1996 sacred changes occurred that gave more prominent forces to the President.

What is unique about culture of Uruguay?

Spanish is widely spoken in the whole country and it will be difficult to find English speaking people. Tough being the second smallest country in South America, Uruguay has a strong literary and artistic tradition. Music in the country is largely influenced by the immigrants whereas the folk songs and dances have strong Argentine touch. Towards the northern part of Uruguay, you will find music and dance are influenced by the Brazilian culture. So there is a beautiful blend of all the country's culture with whom Uruguay is surrounded. The national dance is the Pericon and Tango are fairly popular as well. The Guitar is considered as the most important instrument and is used extensively in festivals and other gatherings. The Theatre is popular here too. Most Uruguayans are Roman Catholics and there is also a Jewish minority (about 25,000) living in Montevideo.

How is Uruguay divided into regions?

Uruguay consist of 4 main regions namely Interior region, the Littoral region, the greater Montevideo region and the Coastal region. Interior region is well known for having a colourful and vibrant lifestyle. This is the place where you will find Gaucho Lifestyle - native cowboys of the South American pampas. A famous tourist attraction in this region is Cerro Arequita, a famous hill surrounded by caves. The Littoral region is along the west part of the country and is famous for its cheese, wine & dulce de leche and a historic landmark is located in this region, is the city, Mercedes. The densely populated region of Uruguay is the Montevideo, the capital city Montevideo is located here and has colonial architecture and low-rise skyscrapers. Lastly, the coastal region is the most visited region of the country and is famous for its long and beautiful beaches. These include the El Emir Beach, Brava Beach, Chilean beach, and the Chiringo beach, just to name a few. A famous landmark in this region is the Punta Del Este Lighthouse.
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