GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, is a major city along Montevideo Bay. It revolves around Plaza de la Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. This square leads to Ciudad Vieja (the old town), with art deco buildings, colonial homes and landmarks including the towering Palacio Salvo and the neoclassical performance hall Solís Theatre. Mercado del Puerto is an old port market filled with many steakhouses.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General) has two chambers; the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Senators.

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PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA

Plaza Independencia is the name of Montevideo's most important square. It separates Ciudad Vieja from downtown Montevideo, with the Gateway of The Citadel on one side and the beginning of 18 de Julio Avenue on the other. In the center, the Artigas Mausoleum dominates the square. Many historical buildings (such as the Palacio Salvo) are located by this square.

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RAMBLA

The Rambla of Montevideo is the avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo. Since all the southern departments of Uruguay are against either the Río de la Plata or the Atlantic Ocean, they all have ramblas as well.

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TORRE ANTEL

Torre de las Telecomunicaciones or Torre Antel is a 157-meter tall building with 35 floors in Montevideo. It is the headquarters of Uruguay's government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, and is the tallest building in the country.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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The General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General) has two chambers; the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Senators.

OTHER PICTURES

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PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA

Uruguay-Montevideo-Plaza-Independencia-Artigas-Mausoleum-and-surroundings-3313 COVER

Plaza Independencia is the name of Montevideo's most important square. It separates Ciudad Vieja from downtown Montevideo, with the Gateway of The Citadel on one side and the beginning of 18 de Julio Avenue on the other. In the center, the Artigas Mausoleum dominates the square. Many historical buildings (such as the Palacio Salvo) are located by this square.

RAMBLA

Uruguay-Montevideo-Rambla-4372 COVER

The Rambla of Montevideo is the avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo. Since all the southern departments of Uruguay are against either the Río de la Plata or the Atlantic Ocean, they all have ramblas as well.

TORRE ANTEL

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Torre de las Telecomunicaciones or Torre Antel is a 157-meter tall building with 35 floors in Montevideo. It is the headquarters of Uruguay's government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, and is the tallest building in the country.

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