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Montevideo, Uruguay

Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida. Explore more of Montevideo on a South America cruise!


  • Port Name & Location
    Puerto de Montevideo
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    UST (Uruguay Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "what time is it?" in Spanish: "que hora es?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
    Native crafts, souvenirs, antiques, gaucho paraphernalia, paintings, furniture and jewelry.
    • Famous For
      Independence Plaza separates Old Town from downtown. You can’t miss the statue of Jose Artigas, Uruguay’s great military leader.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Venture to the beautiful Portuguese colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento, first settled in 1680.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Browse the shops for contemporary art, fine leather goods, Uruguayan woolens and jewelry.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Rambla is the avenue that runs along the city’s coastline and is so important to the Montevideo’s identity it was proposed as a World Heritage site.

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