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HOLIDAY IN URUGUAY   >   LATIN AMERICA 


Oriental Republic of Uruguay, a small country in South America.

Departments in Uruguay [ departamentos ]: Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres

Capital of Uruguay: Montevideo


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Hotels in Uruguay

  NH Columbia *****, Rambla Gran Bretaña 473, 11000 Montevideo
Situated in the heart of the financial district on the Rambla. A short distance from the harbour, with easy access to the airport, various commercial centres and the Mercosur Administrative Secretariat.

   

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Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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G Adventures   -   Several combination tours
*   Uruguay - In search of Iguassu
Highlights: Sampling the food, wine and culture of Buenos Aires, discovering Uruguay's charm, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, sipping on a caipirinha on the beach, wandering colonial ...

Thomas Cook

 
Create your perfect trip to Uruguay   -   Flight, Hotel and Car.



  Discover Uruguay from Hartford, CT, USA
Uruguay the Country, Uruguay Travel Info, Hotels & Condos, Vacation Packages, & Photos of Uruguay

Uruguay (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623164Travel Guides Uruguay / Related Books

Travel Guides Uruguay  [ amazon.co.uk ]

  Uruguay (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623164
Tim Burford (Author)
They won the first soccer World Cup. There's a lot of beef raised on the pampa. That's all most people know about Uruguay. Bradt's Uruguay, the only dedicated English-language guide to a country that's small yet bursting with character, shows that the adventurous tourist can uncover much more. It provides in-depth coverage of the capital Montevideo, where the colonial Old City is being restored. There's also detailed information on the coastal city of Colonia (which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List) as well as Punta del Este, to whose beaches the Buenos Aires beautiful crowd flocks each summer. There's advice, too, for active travellers who can rattle their whips on cattle-ranching estancias and spin their sticks in a game of polo or two and for nature enthusiasts keen to watch wildlife in the western wetlands and birds in Cabo Polonio and Santa Teresa. Plus, the book investigates the Brazilian influences behind Uruguay's music and dance, and the country's Afro-Uruguayan culture, most noticeable in Carnaval. Tim Burford spent five years in publishing before starting to write hiking and ecotourism guides for Bradt, specialising in Latin America and eastern Europe.
Paperback: 304 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (15 Jun 2010); ISBN-10: 1841623164; ISBN-13: 978-1841623160.

Transportation / How do I travel to Uruguay

Uruguay is bordered by Brazil to the north, the Uruguay River to the west, the estuary of the Río de la Plata [Silver River ] to the southwest, with Argentina on the other bank of both, and finally the South Atlantic Ocean to the southeast.

  Montevideo Carrasco International Airport

  
Book cheap flights to Uruguay at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights 
Flight tickets Uruguay. 

  Buquebus
Fast coaches connecting Buenos Aires with Uruguayan cities: Colonia, Montevideo, Punta del Este and Piriapolis.

  Maps International   -  Maps of Uruguay   
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.

  Map of Uruguay [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


Links  

  Ministerio de Turismo del Uruguay   -   País Natural
Conozca Uruguay,  Turismo rural y ecológico,  Ciudad y negocios,  Sol y playa,  Histórico cultural,  Turismo termal,  Circuitos Turísticos.

  Presidencia de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay   -   President of Uruguay

  Montivideo   -   Capital City Uruguay   -   Montivideanos 

  Artigas Departemento
  Canelones
  Cerro Largo
  Colonia
  Durazno
  Flores
  Florida
  Lavalleja
  Maldonado
  Montevideo
  Paysandu
  Rio Negro
  Rivera
  Rocha
  Salto
  San Jose
  Soriano
  Tacuarembo
  Treinta y Tres

  Carmelo
  Colonia
  Merdedes City
  Piriapolis
  Punta Del Este  -  Puntaweb  -  Punta del Este en la Web!
  Tacuarembó

  Tango in Montivideo  -   Homepage Ulrike + Eckart Haerter 
Tango in Montevideo differs a good deal from Tango in Buenos Aires. What you'll notice very soon in Montevideo is the almost complete absence of show tango. If Buenos Aires is the 3 Star Restaurant of the tango with all the pomp and circumstances that belong to an establishment like that, Montevideo is the restaurant of affectionately made regional cooking that you'll like for a lifetime. Here tango is an element of life, so natural and unobtrusive that nobody gets the idea it could need a refinement ......

Cuisine  -  Uruguayan Cooking

Uruguay reflects European traditions in some of its cuisine, as well as influences from neighboring countries. Meat is a staple at meals and parilladas are common. Local sausages are very tasty.

  Red Uruguay  -  Recipes / Recetas
'En esta sección pretendemos dar un vistazo a la cocina uruguaya en general. No seremos muy estrictos en lo que se refiere a las recetas realmente autóctonas de la cocina nacional. Aunque estas receta si podrán encontrarse aquí, nos referiremos en un sentido mucho más amplio a la cocina que conforma la dieta diaria de los uruguayos. Esperamos que nuestros compatriotas en las más lejanas tierras y aún los extranjeros puedan disfrutar de esta sección de recetas'.
  Uruguay For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Asado, Chivitos, Dulce De Leche ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [ Yerba Mate ], Best Dining Destinations [ Montevideo, Punta Del Este ]
  Wines of Uruguay

History of Uruguay

Independent from Brasil: 25 August 1828.

The only inhabitants of Uruguay before European colonization of the area were the Charrua Indians, a small tribe driven south by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay.
The Spanish discovered the territory of present-day Uruguay in 1516, but the Indians' fierce resistance to conquest, combined with the absence of gold and silver, limited settlement in the region during the 16th and 17th centuries.

  Uruguay's History  -  Wikipedia
Pre-Colombian times in Uruguay and the colonization, Uruguay's Struggle for independence, 20th century, Modern Uruguay

  Museo del Indo y del Gaucho, in Tacuarembó
Has collections of Native American and gaucho art, weapons, and implements.
  National Historical Museum
Known for its collection of engravings, maps, coins, and native Uruguayan material

Music, Culture

Uruguayan folk and popular music reflect the mood of the people and of the land. One of the foremost musicologists of Latin America is Francisco Curt Lange, who has collected and published hundreds of the region's folk songs.

  The gaucho -  South American cowboy  -  has been the subject of folklore and music.

  Culture of Uruguay  -  Arts, Literature, Religion, Language
The Far Horizons: Thirty Years Among the Gauchos of Uruguay 
Christopher Empson, Renee Scott (Editor)
The setting of this memoir Empson is rural life in the beginning of the century, which was undergoing immense changes as a result of the modernization that was reaching the River Plate countryside. Modernization brought drastic changes in the life of the gauchos, who "were accustomed to hunting calves freely under the open sky of the unfenced pampa, to eating the best meat and discarding the rest for the sole obligation of delivering the hide to the owner. Things changed" The life of the gauchos in Argentina and Uruguay inspired a considerable number of authors whose work is grouped in what is known as Literatura Gauchesca. Empson writes of life in rural Uruguay and tells of his own experiences. Like many texts written by Spanish conquistadors more than five centuries ago, Empson's memoir is about the encounter between a European and the American land. In this encounter, the newcomer is seduced by what he sees and in his golden years feels the necessity to register his experiences....
Paperback 320 pages (December 1, 2002);  Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 9051706324
The Teatro Solis: 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo 
E.Thomas Glasow (Foreword), Susana Salgado, Julio Maria Sanguinetti (Preface)
The Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Uruguay - established in 1856 and still operating - is the oldest theatre in the Americas. Solis audiences thrilled to the lyricism of many of the great singers of the 19th century, among them Adelina Patti, Romilda Pantaleoni, Gemma Bellincioni and Enrico Caruso, accompanied by a 285-member company. Programmes also featured orchestra and dance: the theatre played host to dancer Vaslav Nijinsky's last stage performance and presented Puccini, Mascagni, Saint-Saens and Richard Strauss. Susana Salgado's historical account features anecdotes, reviews and illustrations. There is a complete narrative chronology of performances, indexed by performer and work.
Paperback 400 pages (June 2003);  Publisher: Wesleyan University Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0819565946
  Uruguayan Folk Ballet   -   homepage [ Australia ]
The Group started in 1984 for the great need of not only maintaining Urugayan culture and traditions but to share that culture with this Multicultural Australia in order to give them an idea of what our culture is about and obviously to preserve it for generations to come through their children.
Uruguay Y Su Musica, Vol. 1  
Various Artists  -  To hear a song sample, click on the song titles
Audio CD (April 13, 1994);  Label: Ans;  ASIN: B000007WBM;  Catalogue Number: ANS130172


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