Established in 1724, Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay and houses approximately one-third of the population. It is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the north-eastern bank of the Río de la Plata.
Being the capital city it is currently the seat of the Uruguayan Parliament. It is a bustling vibrant harbour city, with many parks and squares as well as many sights/attraction to visit.
Beautiful old churches, Ciudad Vieja (Old City), Parque Rodó, Fortaleza del Cerro (Fortress del Cerro), Punta Brava Lighthouse, Rambla of Montevideo, Parque Prado, Parque Batlle, the Mercado del Puerto and the list goes on. If you enjoy city living this may well be the place for you!
There are an abundance of restaurants, something for everyone’s taste, as well as a couple of malls to visit. Should you wish to read up more about the history of the city, there is a lot of information available.