Free tour

Montevideo: city of bookstores and libraries

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 23, 2023

Hi I am Jorge! I am a journalist with 20 years of experience in radio and television, curious and attentive to the symbols of a key place from a geopolitical point of view from its foundation to this day. I love my city and I love to share what I know about it with each new visitor. Some song will accompany our tour and also information about Montevidean mysteries.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A walk through the city of libraries and bookstores getting to know the old cultural and educational tradition of the capital of Uruguay. From the founding of the first library during the struggles for independence, to the majestic library of the Legislative Palace. The tour includes a stop at one of the most beautiful bookstores on Book Street (Tristan Narvaja) and access to three beautiful public libraries. We share the history of education, art and local culture. Montevideo, the city that was once called "the Athens of the Río de la Plata." We will appreciate architectural beauties and as an extra we offer a brief review of one of the largest street fairs in South America that takes place on Sundays on the street we walk along.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. 18 de Julio 1968, 11200 Montevide...
    Av. 18 de Julio 1968, 11200 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay
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    I will be on the stairs of the central building of the University of the Republic wearing a red hat or cap.

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    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Library of Uruguay
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Minerva books
  • 5
    Outside visit
    legislative Palace

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).

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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