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Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a charming city that combines urban modernity with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Known for its relaxed and welcoming lifestyle, Montevideo offers a unique experience that combines beautiful beaches, green spaces, and a vibrant artistic and cultural scene.

The city has a large number of squares and parks, such as Parque Rodó and Parque Batlle, where residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, relax under the shade of trees, or simply take a leisurely stroll. The beautiful beaches of Montevideo, such as Pocitos and Ramírez, invite sun and sea lovers to relax and enjoy the waters of the Río de la Plata.
Montevideo's cultural scene is vibrant and diverse. The city is home to numerous theaters, concert halls, and cultural spaces where one can enjoy plays, live music, dance, and art exhibitions. The famous Teatro Solís, with its impressive architecture and high-quality programming, is one of the city's most important cultural landmarks.

Montevideo also boasts a rich history and colonial architecture. The Casco Viejo, the old historic neighborhood, offers charming cobblestone streets, picturesque squares, and restored colonial buildings. Here, you can find historical landmarks such as Plaza Independencia, where the iconic statue of national hero José Artigas is located, and the Palacio Salvo, an emblematic building that offers breathtaking panoramic views from its lookout.

Uruguayan cuisine is another highlight of Montevideo. Visitors can enjoy delicious grilled meat dishes, the famous "parrilladas," accompanied by high-quality local wines. Additionally, the city has a lively nightlife, with a wide variety of bars, nightclubs, and pubs where you can enjoy live music and dance until the early hours of the morning.

In sum, Montevideo offers a unique combination of natural beauty, history, culture, and hospitality. This captivating city awaits you with open arms to provide an unforgettable experience in the charming capital of Uruguay.
Welcome to Montevideo!


How to get there
Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo: Connections with direct flights or connections from Europe, the United States, and Australia.
Flight times from Europe, the United States, and Australia/New Zealand: Between 8 and 11 hours.

Transfers from the airport: Carrasco International Airport is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Montevideo. There are several transportation options to reach the city:
Taxi service
Remise or Uber
Bus: The DM1 line of the local transportation system connects the airport with the center of Montevideo. Please note that cash is the only accepted payment method.

By land / Routes from neighboring countries
From Paraguay: Routes 123 y 14 towards Uruguayana - Bella Unión and then Route 3 in Uruguay.

From Argentina: Cross the General San Martin Bridge to Fray Bentos and then Routes 2, 1 and 14 in Uruguay.

From Brasil: Cross through the cities Rivera (north) or Chuy (east) using Routes 5, 9 y 471 in Uruguay.


Regency Way Montevideo Hotel
Address: Av. Rivera y Julio Cesar, Montevideo
Preferential rates for conference participants:
Single room: USD 65
Double room: USD 85
Suite room: USD 105
Price per night includes buffet breakfast. Access to spa, gym, pool, free Wi-Fi, etc.

Armon Suites
Address: 21 de Setiembre 2885, Montevideo  
Preferential rates for conference participants:
Single room: USD 65
Double room: USD 80
Triple room: USD 95 
Price per night includes buffet breakfast.

Dazzler by Wyndham
Address: 21 de Setiembre 2752, 11300 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo 
Preferential rates for conference participants:
Classic Single/Double room: USD 80
Suite room: USD 105 
Price per night includes breakfast.

Mercosur Universitas
Address: Av. 8 de Octubre 2481, 11600 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo
Single or double Standard Apartment: USD 55
Triple Standard Apartment: USD 70
Quadruple Standard Apartment: USD 85 

Credit Cards

Most establishments in Uruguay accept Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX.

Travel insurance

It is mandatory to have medical coverage or health insurance for foreigners entering the country.

Official time
GMT -3

The official language is Spanish. English is the second language of instruction.

Shopping Centers

Tres Cruces: open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.
Punta Carretas Shopping: open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.
Montevideo Shopping Center: open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.

Uruguay is a safe country, but it is recommended to take usual precautions.

In October, it is spring in Uruguay. Daytime temperatures range between 18-19°C and 23-24°C towards the end of the month. Nighttime temperatures range between 12-13°C at the beginning on the month to 13-14°C at the end of the month.


It is recommended to consult the Uruguayan consulate before traveling to verify if a visa is required.

Electricity - Voltage
The electricity in Uruguay is AC 220V and 50 Hertz.

Public Transport
Montevideo counts with a public transport system that includes buses and taxis. Buses are an affordable and widely used option for getting around the city. Taxis are safe and can be found in the major urban areas.

Highlighted tourist attractions in Montevideo

Ciudad Vieja: Explore the enchanting old town of Montevideo, where you’ll find impressive colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and a large number of cafes, antique shops and art galleries.

Mercado del Puerto: Immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in delicious Uruguayan cuisine at Mercado del Puerto. Here, you’ll find traditional grills where you can try the famous Uruguayan “asado” as well as other typical dishes.

Rambla of Montevideo: Enjoy beautiful seaside views by walking or cycling along the extensive Rambla of Montevideo. You’ll find beaches, parks, and places to relax while gazing at the horizon.

Parque Rodó: This beautiful park is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy nature. It features vast green areas, a lake, an amusement park, and the renowned Teatro de Verano, where numerous cultural events take place.

Plaza Independencia: Located in the heart of the city, this square is an important historical symbol of Montevideo. Here, you’ll find the impressive Palacio Salvo and the mausoleum of Uruguayan national hero José Gervasio Artigas.

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales: Immerse yourself in the world of Uruguayan art by visiting this museum, which houses an impressive collection of works by national and international artists.

Teatro Solís: Considered one of the most important theaters in South America, Teatro Solís is a cultural icon of Montevideo. Take a guided tour or attend a performance to admire its magnificent architecture and quality shows.

Iconic Neighborhoods: Explore the different neighborhoods of Montevideo, each with its own charm and personality. Some of the most notable ones are Pocitos, Punta Carretas, Carrasco and Ciudad Jardín.

Museo Torres García: Dedicate some time to getting to know the life and work of the famous Uruguayan painter Joaquín Torres García at this museum, which exhibits numerous pieces of artwork.

Beaches of Montevideo: Make the most of the Montevideo coast and visit some of its beaches, such as Pocitos, Ramírez, Carrasco. Enjoy the sun, sea and sand while relaxing in a natural setting.

These are just some of the tourist attractions you can visit in Montevideo.

Highlighted tourist attractions in Uruguay

Some of the highlighted tourist attractions in Uruguay are:


Historic Quarter of Colonia del Sacramento: Discover the historical beauty of this picturesque neighborhood, with its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and views of the Rio de la Plata.

Punta del Este: Well-known for its beaches, nightlife and luxury, Punta del Este is a popular destination for both national and international tourists. 

Piriápolis: Enjoy the beautiful beaches, natural landscapes, and the Cerro San Antonio in this charming coastal town.

Santa Teresa National Park: Explore this beautiful park that houses a historic fortress, beaches, walking trails and a wide range of flora and fauna.

Rocha Beaches: Discover the stunning beaches of Rocha, such as Punta del Diablo and La Paloma, known for their natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere.


Typical Uruguayan cuisine includes:

Asado (barbacue): An important culinary tradition in Uruguay, where different types of meat are grilled.

Chivito: A tender and juicy beef sandwich with ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato and egg.

Tarta Pascualina: A delicious empanada filled with spinach and egg.

Pasta frola: A dessert made with a sweet pastry crust and filled with quince paste.

Dulce de leche: A smooth and sweet caramel made with milk and sugar, very popular in Uruguay.

Mate: A traditional infusion made with yerba mate leaves, consumed in a gourd with a straw (bombilla), and is an important part of Uruguayan culture.

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, you can contact the following numbers:
Emergency Medical Assistance (SUAT): 133
Police: 911


Useful Links

Ministry of Tourism Uruguay:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Uruguay:

Universidad Católica del Uruguay:

Uruguay Natural website:

Discover Montevideo:

Maldonado Tourism:

Colonia Tourism:

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