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Uruguay Top Things to See & Do -Montevideo
The city's full original name is San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo, and Montevideo’s motto is “With liberty I offend not, I fear not”.
Montevideo, blends a distinct European flavor with a welcoming small-town feel. Enjoy the many aspects of this coastal city: 18th- and 19th-century edifices in its historic center, a vibrant arts scene and upmarket beachside suburbs.
You can feel energy in the little squares like Plaza de la Constitutión in Montevideo's Cuidad Vieja - or Old Town.
Ciudad Vieja While it’s home to the city’s most historic, preserved sites making for a tranquil place to stroll during the day, the old town is also where most of the fun nightlife is found which makes it a popular place for Montevideo sightseeing.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.with 1.7 million inhabitants (about one-third of the country's total population).
Montevideo was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region..In 1828, the town became the capital of Uruguay.
There are at least two explanations for the name Montevideo: The first states that it comes from the Portuguese "Monte vide eu" which means "I see a mountain".
The second is that the Spaniards recorded the location of a mountain in a map as "Monte VI De Este a Oeste" meaning "The sixth mountain from east to west".
Quality of Living Survey for cities ranks Montevideo in first place for quality of life compared to any other Latin American country.
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