12 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 12 sights are available in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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1. 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.

Wikipedia: German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee (EN)

2. Museo Torres García

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The Museo Torres García is located in the historic Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo where unusual portraits of historical icons and cubist paintings akin to Picasso's paintings, painted by Joaquín Torres García are exhibited. The museum was established by Manolita Piña Torres, the widow of Torres Garcia after his death in 1949 who also set up the García Torres Foundation, a private non-profit organization which organizes the paintings, drawings, original writings, archives, objects and furniture designed by the painter as well as the photographs, magazines and publications related to him.

Wikipedia: Museo Torres García (EN)

3. Palacio Salvo

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Palacio Salvo is a building in Montevideo, Uruguay, located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who used a similar design for his Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finished in 1928, Palacio Salvo stands 100 m (330 ft) high with the antenna included. It was the tallest building in Latin America for a brief period.

Wikipedia: Palacio Salvo (EN)

4. Castillo Pittamiglio

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Pittamiglio Castle is a building located in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay), more precisely Francisco Vidal Street between September 21 and Montevideo Avenue, at the cutting edge of Trouville. The facade facing Rambla Avenue displays a replica of the victory of Samothrace, representing the "victory of life" achieved by Italian-Uruguayan sculptor pedro piccioli, making the building a landmark on the coast of Montevideo.

Wikipedia: Castillo Pittamiglio (ES)

5. Centro de Campo de Fútbol de los Pocitos

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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.

Wikipedia: Estadio Pocitos (EN)

6. Teatro Solís

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Solís Theatre is Uruguay's most important and renowned theatre. It opened in 1856 and the building was designed by the Italian architect Carlo Zucchi. It is located in Montevideo's Old Town, right next to the Plaza Independencia. The theatre was named after the explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, who was the first European explorer to land in modern day Uruguay.

Wikipedia: Solís Theatre (EN)

7. Monumento al Gaucho

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The Gaucho Monument is a bronze equestrian sculpture on a pink granite pedestal made by Uruguayan sculptor Jos é luiszorrillade SanMart í n between 1922 and 1927. The statue is located on the July 18 avenue opposite City Hall in downtown Montevideo and was declared a historic monument by a decree of the Uruguayan government on September 8, 1976.

Wikipedia: Monumento al Gaucho (ES)

8. Mausoleo a José Gervasio Artigas

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The Artigas Mausoleum is a monument to Uruguayan hero José Artigas, located in Plaza Independencia, in the neighbourhood of Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo. It opened in 1977. Artigas's remains are kept in an underground room underneath the statue. The monument is guarded by a traditional guard called "Blandegues de Artigas".

Wikipedia: Artigas Mausoleum (EN)

9. Monumento a José Pedro Varela

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The Jos é pedrovarela Monument is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. This is a tribute to the reformers of public school education in Uruguay. Designed by Spanish sculptor Miguel Blay (1866-1914), it was completed on December 14, 1918.

Wikipedia: Monumento a José Pedro Varela (ES)

10. Plaza de la diversidad

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Plaza de la diversidad Ray Valido / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Plaza de la Diversidad Sexual is located in the Old City neighborhood of Montevideo. The plaza includes a large triangular granite monolith -- a reference to the pink triangles worn during the Nazi persecution of LGBT people.

Wikipedia: Plaza de la Diversidad Sexual (EN)

11. Catedral Metropolitana

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The Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic church of Montevideo, and seat of its archdiocese. It is located right in front of the Cabildo across Constitution Square, in the neighbourhood of Ciudad Vieja.

Wikipedia: Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (EN)

12. Museo de Historia del Arte

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The Museum of Art History is a teaching museum that displays a variety of original works as well as replicas from different cultures and regions. It is located on the west wing of City Hall in downtown Montevideo.

Wikipedia: Museo de Historia del Arte (ES)

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