Montevideo: history, curiosities, current events and gastronomy of the Old City of Montevideo

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Quality Verified Registered on September 14, 2023

Hello! My name is Fabian, I am passionate about surfing, good music and gourmet cooking, as well as I had some very nice experiences both in the US and in many cities in Brazil, in both cases as a tourist first, but then as a citizen of each one of these countries, today, I offer you a great tour, through one of the wonders of my country.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

If you travel to Montevideo you can't miss this tour!
In a maximum of two hours we will visit the places that you cannot miss.
This is a free tour of the Old City of Montevideo, starting at the gates of what was the walled colonial city and all the curious and relevant facts about the history of my homeland!!
Among all the historical and architectural beauties that are still maintained as local heritage, there are beauties and icons such as the Mother Cathedral, where in 1988 it was visited and declared a Basilica by Pope John Paul II and all the curiosities such as, for example, the remains of our heroes, the chapel of the saint and the baptismal font of our hero José Gervasio Artigas , which make this a central and unmissable point!!
The also emblematic Plaza de Armas or Plaza Matriz , with its historic fountain and relationship in design with Freemasonry.
The picturesque Mercado del Puerto , where you can find dozens of gourmet options of classic dishes such as Uruguayan meat and our excellent wines.
The tango museum , where you can learn more about this very Creole and sensual rhythm.
The town hall of Montevideo
, with all the history of our nation.

There will be time at each point to explore it and take the photos you want, with great groups, with excellent energy and, above all, very good humor and vibes.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    3RV2+93Q, Pl. Independencia, 11100 Mo...
    3RV2+93Q, Pl. Independencia, 11100 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay
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    I will be at the door of the Artigas mausoleum, in the heart of Plaza Independencia.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Independencia
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gate of the Citadel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Estevez Palace
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Salvo Palace
  • 5
    Free admission
    Cabildo de Montevideo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Main Square
  • 7
    Free admission
    Catedral de Montevideo
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Sarandí Pedestrian
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Zabala Square
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Perez Castellano Pedestrian
  • 11
    Free admission
    Mercado del Puerto
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Tango Museum

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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fernanda 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The best!!! He knows a lot about the country’s history and took us to nice places. We really liked it! Do book with him!
Maria Marta 14 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy linda experiencia. Matias un genio, muy ameno y cordial
Roberta 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Fabián tenia un reto en el tour: llevar solamente a dos personas en el recorrido, realizarlo en el idioma portugués, y con gran parte de los puntos de parada ya visitados. ¡Se lució! Nos aportó los datos históricos, las anécdotas, y también mucha información actual relativa a derechos y la economía de su país, su ciudad y su barrio. Con entusiasmo y paciencia, mucha simpatía y atención a su pequeño grupo. ¡Altamente recomendable! Gracias, Fabián, por conducirnos en ese paseo tan rico y curioso por los bonitos rincones de la Ciudad Vieja.
Barbara 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Guía muy profesional, se ve que le encanta dar a conocer lo mejor de su país y su historia y con muy buenas recomendaciones
Agustín 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
El tour con Fabián fue excelente, se nota que ama a su ciudad y lo transmite en el recorrido ! Muy recomendable
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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