7 Sights in Montevideo, Uruguay (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Montevideo, Uruguay. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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1. Ancla de Graf Spee

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Ancla de Graf Spee
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Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class "Panzerschiff", nicknamed a "pocket battleship" by the British, which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. The vessel was named after World War I Admiral Maximilian von Spee, commander of the East Asia Squadron who fought the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands, where he was killed in action. She was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in October 1932 and completed by January 1936. The ship was nominally under the 10,000 long tons (10,000 t) limitation on warship size imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, though with a full load displacement of 16,020 long tons (16,280 t), she significantly exceeded it. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Graf Spee and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. Their top speed of 28 knots left only the few battlecruisers in the Anglo-French navies fast enough and powerful enough to sink them.

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2. Obelisco a los Constituyentes de 1830

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The Obelisk of Montevideo, officially listed as the Obelisco a los Constituyentes de 1830, is a monument created by sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín (1891-1975). It is a three-sided obelisk made of granite, 40 metres (130 ft) tall with three bronze statues on its sides, representing "Law", "Liberty" and "Force". It has a hexagonal water fountain around it with six spheres on its outer circumference. It is located at the intersection of 18 de Julio and Artigas Boulevard avenues, in Montevideo, at the entrance of the Parque Batlle area. It was built in 1930 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Constitution of Uruguay and is an homage to the participants of the General Assembly of the first Constitution.

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3. Portería Primer Gol Mundial

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Portería Primer Gol Mundial Archivo del Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo / Public domain

Estadio Pocitos was a multi-use stadium located in the Pocitos district of Montevideo, Uruguay. The stadium, owned by C. A. Peñarol, was mainly used for football matches from 1921 to 1933. It was demolished later in the 1930s when Peñarol started to play in the Estadio Centenario as its home field, and additionally due to the increasing urbanisation of Montevideo.

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4. Zoológico Villa Dolores

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Villa Dolores is a neighborhood of the Southeast of the Uruguayan city of Montevideo. His name honors Dolores Pereira de Rossell who, together with her husband, Alejo Rossell and Rius, donated in 1912 the fifth in which one of the two zoological parks of the Municipal Intendencia of Montevideo and the municipal planetarium donated in 1912.

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5. Monumento a José Pedro Varela

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Monumento a José Pedro Varela Herr stahlhoefer / Public domain

The monument to José Pedro Varela is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is a tribute to the Reformer of Education at Uruguayan public school. It was designed by the Spanish sculptor Miguel Blay (1866-1914) and inaugurated on December 14, 1918.

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6. Palacio Legislativo

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The Legislative Palace of Uruguay is a monumental building, meeting place of the General Assembly of Uruguay, and the seat of the legislative branch of the Uruguayan government. It is located in the barrio of Aguada in the city of Montevideo.

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7. Catedral Metropolitana

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The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Montevideo. It is located in the Old City, opposite Constitution Square or Main Square, so named precisely because the cathedral is the main church.

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