Arty and modern, the capital city is a hub of multicultural entertainment.
Situated on the Rio de la Plata, the capital of Uruguay is a smaller version of its flashy neighbour Buenos Aires. As with many cities in Latin America, Montevideo was established by a Spanish soldier, and has a colourful history. In 1807 the country was briefly under British rule. Today, Montevideo is rich in the arts – theatre and music play a big role in the lives of the city’s residents, and there are museums, markets and bazaars for the pleasure of tourists. In the centre, a huge park dominates the area, and there is a wealth of city beaches. It is due to this relaxed and cultured way of life that the city has earned the title of having the ‘Highest Quality of Life’ out of all the cities in Latin America. And the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down – visitors can enjoy an intimate night watching a tango show in a downtown bar, or live it up at one of the ultra-modern discotheques. with a warm summer, and mild winters, plus an eclectic culture, makes a visit to Montevideo an enjoyable experience for anyone considering a tailor made holiday to this unique country.