This city tour is perfect for a comprehensive overview of Montevideo´s monuments, parks and gardens.
Your scenic drive will take you into the old town, passing by many historic sites including Constitution Square, the Cathedral, Colonial Town Hall and the Solis Theatre. Marvel at Independence Square which features a monument dedicated to Uruguay’s national hero, General José Gervasio Artigas. Your drive continues past 18 de Julio, the main street of the commercial area lined with shops, cafés and office buildings, before stopping for a visit inside the Congress Building. Constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble of 52 colours and 12 types of wood, this immense building is the pride of Uruguay.
Leaving the old town area, drive past the Prado neighbourhood, where one of the oldest parks in the city hosts the famous sculpture La Diligencia (the stage coach). You will have the opportunity to stop and admire this celebrated piece before continuing to view the monuments to the last Charruas Indians. Before leaving the Prado area, stop at the Batlle and Ordoñez Park; view the obelisk, La Carreta (covered wagon monument) and the football stadium.
The final call on this tour will be in the residential area of Carrasco. Stop at Plaza Virgilio to view the monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy, and enjoy excellent views of the city. On your charming return drive, take in the views of the striking coastline and its beaches.
Note: There is approximately one hour of intermittent walking on this tour.