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Welcome to Montevideo

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Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a charming city that combines urban modernity with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Known for its relaxed and welcoming lifestyle, Montevideo offers a unique experience that combines beautiful beaches, green spaces and a vibrant artistic and cultural scene.

The city boasts a wide variety of squares and parks, such as Parque Rodó and Parque Batlle, where residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, relax under the shade of trees or simply enjoy a peaceful stroll. Montevideo's beautiful beaches, such as Pocitos and Ramírez, invite sun and sea lovers to relax and enjoy the waters of the Rio de la Plata.

Montevideo's cultural scene is vibrant and diverse. The city is home to several theaters, concert halls and cultural venues where you can attend plays, live music, dance and art exhibitions. The famous Teatro Solis, with its impressive architecture and high-quality programming, is one of the city's most important cultural landmarks.

Montevideo also has a rich history and colonial architecture. Casco Viejo, the old historic quarter, offers charming cobbled streets, picturesque squares and restored colonial buildings. Here you can find historic sites such as Plaza Independencia, which houses the iconic statue of national hero José Artigas, and Palacio Salvo, an iconic building that offers breathtaking panoramic views from its observation deck.
Uruguayan cuisine is another highlight of Montevideo. Visitors can enjoy delicious grilled meat dishes, the famous "parrilladas", accompanied by high-quality local wines. In addition, the city has a lively nightlife, with a wide variety of bars, clubs and pubs where you can enjoy live music and dance late into the night.

In short, Montevideo offers a unique combination of natural beauty, history, culture and hospitality. This captivating city awaits you with open arms to give you an unforgettable experience in the charming capital of Uruguay. 
Welcome to Montevideo!

How to get to Montevideo

Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo: direct or connecting flights from Europe, USA and Australia.
Flight time from Europe, USA and Australia/New Zealand: between 8 and 11 hours.

Airport transfers: Carrasco International Airport is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Montevideo. There are several transportation options to reach the city:

Cab service

Remise or Uber

Bus: the DM1 line of the local transport system connects the airport to the center of Montevideo. Please note that only cash is accepted.

By land / Routes from neighboring countries
From Paraguay: Routes 123 and 14 to Uruguayana-Bella Union and then Route 3 in Uruguay.
From Argentina: Crossing the General San Martin International Bridge to Fray Bentos and then Routes 2, 1 and 14 in Uruguay.
From Brazil: Crossing the cities of Rivera (north) or Chuy (east) on Routes 5, 9 and 471 in Uruguay.


Tipo de habitación
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Tipos de habitación
Precio x día
USD 65
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Deluxe córner
USD 95
Suite Junior
USD 115
StandardSuite Ejecutiva (con terraza)
USD 125



The main hotel for the conference will be the MERCOSUR UNIVERSITAS, located within close proximity to the Universidad Catolica del Uruguay. 
It is an apartament hotel (without breakfast), and special rates have arranged based on the type of room:

Reservations at 
mentioning Jornadas Religion 2024

BIT DESIGN HOTEL Punta Carretas (breakfast included)

Reservations at mentioning Universidad Catolica

Credit cards
The vast majority of establishments in Uruguay accept Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.

Travel insurance: 
Medical coverage or health insurance is mandatory for foreigners entering the country.

Official time
GMT -3

The official language is Spanish, and English is the second language of instru

Shopping centers
Tres Cruces: open daily from 9 am to 10 pm.
Punta Carretas Shopping Center: open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.
Montevideo Shopping Center: open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

Uruguay is a safe country, but it is advisable to take the usual precautions.

July is winter in Uruguay and daily temperatures range from 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit) to 7° Celsius (64° Fahrenheit) at night.

Electricity - Voltage
Electricity in Uruguay is 220V AC and 50 Hertz.

Public Transportation
Montevideo has a public transportation system that includes buses and cabs. Buses are a cheap and widely used option for getting around the city. Cabs are safe and can be found in the main urban areas.

Tourist highlights in Montevideo

Ciudad Vieja: Explore Montevideo's charming historic center, where you'll find stunning colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and a wide variety of cafés, antique stores and art galleries.

Mercado del Puerto: Immerse yourself in the local culture and taste delicious Uruguayan food at Mercado del Puerto. Here you will find traditional parrillas where you can try the famous Uruguayan asado, as well as other typical dishes.

Montevideo's Rambla: Enjoy beautiful sea views by walking or cycling along Montevideo's extensive Rambla. You can find beaches, parks and places to relax while gazing at the horizon.

Parque Rodó: this beautiful park is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. It has large green areas, a lake, an amusement park and the famous Teatro de Verano, where many cultural events are held.

Plaza Independencia: Located in the heart of the city, this square is an important historical symbol of Montevideo. Here you will find the imposing Palacio Salvo and the mausoleum of Uruguayan hero José Gervasio Artigas.

National Museum of Visual Arts: Immerse yourself in the world of Uruguayan art by visiting this museum, which houses an impressive collection of works by national and international artists.

Solís Theater: Considered one of the most important theaters in South America, the Solís Theater is a cultural icon of Montevideo. Take a guided tour or attend a performance to appreciate its magnificent architecture and quality shows.

Emblematic neighborhoods: Explore the different neighborhoods of Montevideo, each with its own charm and personality. Some of the highlights are Pocitos, Punta Carretas, Carrasco and Ciudad Jardín.

Torres García Museum: Take some time to learn about the life and work of the famous Uruguayan painter Joaquín Torres García at this museum, where several pieces of his work are on display.

These are just some of the tourist attractions you can visit in Montevideo

Tourist highlights in Uruguay

Some of the outstanding tourist places in Uruguay are:


Ciudad Vieja de Montevideo: Explore the charming old town of Montevideo, visit its museums, enjoy the colonial architecture and walk its cobbled streets full of history.

Historic Neighborhood of Colonia del Sacramento: Discover the historical beauty of this picturesque neighborhood with its colonial architecture, cobbled streets and views of the Río de la Plata.

Punta del Este: Known for its beaches, nightlife, and luxury, Punta del Este is a popular destination for national and international tourists.

Piriápolis: Enjoy beautiful beaches, natural landscapes and the San Antonio hill in this charming coastal city.

Santa Teresa National Park: Explore this beautiful park that is home to a historic fortress, beaches, walking trails, and a great diversity of flora and fauna.

Rocha Beaches: Discover the beautiful beaches of Rocha, such as Punta del Diablo and La Paloma, known for their natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere.

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, you can contact the following numbers:
Emergency Medical Assistance (SUAT): 133
Police: 911


Links of Interest

Ministerio de Turismo:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores:

Universidad Católica del Uruguay:

Uruguay Natural:

Descubre Montevideo:

Turismo Maldonado:

Colonia Turismo:

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