About Montevideo

Let's have a look around into background of Montevideo
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Latitude: -34.8580556
  • Longitude: -56.1708333
  • Time zone: America/Montevideo
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -3 hours

Weather in Montevideo

  • Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March


Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 201 square kilometres (78 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. Montevideo hosted all the matches during the first FIFA World Cup. Montevideo is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s leading trade blocs, position that entailed comparisons to the role of Brussels in Europe.

Distance from Montevideo center to Airport

The closest major airport to Montevideo, Uruguay is Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD / SUMU).

  • Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km
  • Driving Time: 19 Minutes
  • Languages: Spanish followed by Portuguese being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport
  • Rail: State Railways Administration of Uruguay.
  • Road: Bus: Dirección Nacional de Transporte (DNT)

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $U 20 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $U 20 per Day

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: $U 10 - $U 20

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Paso de Carrasco,
  • La Paz,
  • Las Piedras

La Paz


La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia. La Paz was founded on October 20, 1548, by the Spanish conquistador Captain Alonso de Mendoza at the site of the Inca settlement of Laja.

  • Climate: Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October
Tourist Attractions
  • Tiwanaku
  • The Witches' Market
  • Plaza Murillo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Montevideo city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 2 924 39 24
  • Airport: +598 2604 0329 ( Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport)
  • Hospital: +598 2487 1020 (British Hospital)


  • Carnaval and Las Llamadas
  • Natalicio de Artigas
  • Candlemas

Tourist Attractions

  • Pocitos
  • Palacio Salvo
  • Plaza Independencia

Theatre & Concerts

  • Solís Theatre
  • Cine Casablanca
  • Grupocine Tower professionals

Visit Top Restaurants in Montevideo

  • Primuseum
  • Tandory
  • Francis Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Montevideo

  • Montevideo Shopping
  • Punta Carretas Shopping
  • Plaza Arocena Shopping Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Juan Manuel Blanes Museum
  • Museo Torres García
  • Museo de Historia del Arte

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Empanadas – Empanadas Carolina
  • Corn Dogs – Pancho Va
  • Burgers – Lo De Pepe

Sports Club

  • Peñarol – Football
  • Club Nacional de Football – Football
  • Danubio F.C. – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 69.79 $U
  • Taxi: 37.98 $U (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 28,285.71 $U
  • Cheap meal: 400.00 $U
  • Gasoline: 317.91 $U / litre
  • 3 course meal: 1,490.00 $U