A new guide of Uruguay for English-speaking tourists

February 1, 2017|Categories: Home, Society, Tourism|

More and more tourists are deciding to travel independently, without previously booked tours or tourist packages, because they prefer to design their itineraries by themselves, with the help of the information they find trough the internet. Many people visiting Uruguay –especially European and US tourists- are looking for other activities beside sun and beaches. A [...]

La Cumparsita Tango Museum receives the Country Brand seal

January 31, 2017|Categories: Culture, Home, Society, Tourism|

The place where it all started. On April 1917 the Orchestra of Roberto Firpo premiered the tango “La Cumparsita”, written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodriguez at Montevideo’s La Giralda Café. Matos, a student from the faculty of Architecture, composed the melody as a march, for the carnival troupe organized by the Uruguayan Students Federation. [...]

A virtual tourist guide to visit Uruguay

October 19, 2016|Categories: Home, Society, Tourism|

Vívela offers touristic suggestions outside the classic circuits. Tourism has changed. Visitors no longer want to meet only the classic monuments or historic sites, but to live new experiences and to know places trough local eyes. At least this is what believes Gonzalo Vega one of the creators of Vívela, an app that aims to [...]

Uruguay – A view from our expert author

August 5, 2016|Categories: Home, Tourism|

Compared with the hordes now visiting Argentina, very few tourists reach Uruguay, especially the interior, where there’s still a real sense of being off the beaten track. They won the first soccer World Cup; there are towns called Fray Bentos and 33; and there are a lot more cattle than people. That’s all most people [...]