Uruguay’s capital city is home to approximately 1.3 million residents, more than half of the country’s total population. Located between Brazil and Argentina along a major Atlantic Ocean shipping route, Montevideo is Uruguay’s primary port. The city’s strategically-important location has made it a major cultural center, and over the centuries, a coveted jewel in the crown of several empires that fought to gain control of the city. Montevideo’s architecture reflects this colonial heritage and is also influenced by the art deco and modernism movements of the past century. The following shots, many from historic Ciudad Vieja, are a small sampling of the sights one might encounter during a stroll along Montervideo’s beautiful streets. Be sure to also check out my 35mm film post for more shots of the city’s unique architecture.
General Artigas in Plaza Independencia
Iglesia Sagrado Corazón
Hotel Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco
Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral
Universidad de la República
Ciudad Vieja from Torre de las Telecomunicaciones
Check out the high-resolution versions of these and other shots from my trip to Montevideo in my Flickr set.