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The Eastern Republic of Uruguay is a country located in the southeastern region of South America. Uruguay occupies a total area of 176,215 km2, bordered to the north and east by Brazil and to the west by Argentina. To the south and southeast is the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city in Uruguay is Montevideo.

What to see & do

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales - The National Museum of Visual Arts in Uruguay is located in Parque Rodó, Montevideo. It houses the largest collection of artwork by Uruguayan artists, including those of Rafael Barradas, Carlos Federico Sáez, Joaquín Torres García, and Pedro Figari. The temporary exhibitions often feature works by foreign artists.

Juan Manuel Blanes Museum - The Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, located in the neighbourhood of Prado, was established in 1930. The permanent displays are of Uruguayan art, spanning from the founding of the nation to the present day.

Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral - The Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church in Montevideo and the seat of its archdiocese. During the Spanish colonial times, a church made of brick was built on the site. The current church's foundation was laid in 1970; Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral was not consecrated until 1804.

Pocitos - Pocitos is a beach neighbourhood in Uruguay, located along the banks of Rio de la Plata. Soccer, volleyball and other events and championships are held at Pocitos Beach, a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists. There is a Rambla, or boulevard, lined with restaurants and shops. Pocitos also has several buildings and landmarks that are of architectural interest, such as the Casa Towers (seat of the Italian Embassy), the Casa Darnaud (seat of the Russian Embassy), the Escuela Brasil, and others.

How to get around

The internal bus system in Uruguay is quite extensive. Several companies serve the same routes so there are always a lot of choices. Service is frequent, safe, affordable, and comfortable, hence bus is a major form of public transportation in the country. The taxis in Uruguay are also affordable; all taxis use metres. For those who would rather have a more flexible option in terms of time and route, several car rental companies rent out vehicles. Tourists will only need to present their driver's license, passport, and credit card (for payment). For those who want a bit of a challenge or are travelling on a budget, hitchhiking is common in the rural areas. While it is not guaranteed to be a hundred percent safe (as is the case anywhere else), Uruguay boasts of the lowest level of violent crime in Latin America outside of Cuba. Still, travellers, especially females and children, are advised not to hitchhike alone.

How to get there

Carrasco International Airport is the largest airport in Uruguay. It is located in Montevideo. The airport receives regular passenger service from Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Asunción, Miami, Lima, Panama City, São Paulo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro, and Porto Alegre. Flights are handled by the either of the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Amaszonas, American Airlines, Avianca Peru, Copa Airlines, Gol Airlines, Iberia, LAN Airlines, and TAM Airlines.

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