MONTEVIDEO Plaza Independencia Rambla Palacio Salvo Avenida 18 de Julio
Playa Pocitos Teatro Solis Parque Rodó Estadio Centenario
Colonia del Sacramento
Punta del Este Rocha
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It is one of
the most genuine
of the Rio de la Plata
The "anthem" of
all the tango,
was written by
The Uruguayan carnival is the longest in the world.
During 40 days, shows full of color and joy are displayed in street parades and stages.
Candombe is a native musical genre played by a string of tambores and dancers, mainly Afro-Americans.
The Murga is an expression of the social and political criticisim, carried out through its performances like a parody and humorous satire.
Murgas perform in different
“ tablados” of the city every
night during the months of carnival
Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949)
Carlos Paez Vilaró (1923 -)
Abstract artist and
URUGUYAN MUSIC Alfredo Zitarrosa Los Olimareños Jaime Ross Jorge Drexler NTVG Ruben Rada
Mario Benedetti (1920 –2009)
Journalist, novelist and poet.
Considered one of Latin
America's most important
Eduardo Galeano (1940 -) Journalist, writer and novelist.
One of his most famous work is
“ Las venas abiertas de América Latina” (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971)
and popular in
In Uruguay, the gaucho is a major figure of national folklore as a symbol of freedom and individuality.
SOCCER: A national passion 1930 1950 2010
The Uruguayan barbecue, “ asado ”, is one of the most exquisite and famous in the world
TRADITIONAL FOOD Chivito Empanadas Alfajores Dulce de leche
MATE It is a traditional infused drink prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water.
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