Embark on a captivating 2-hour private walking tour, unveiling the cultural and historical gems of Montevideo. Begin at the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, where traditional flavors and lively markets set the tone. Explore Plaza Zabala’s historical charm before delving into the architectural grandeur of Palacio Taranco. Continue to Plaza Matriz, discover the cultural heartbeat at Theatre Solís, pay homage at the Artigas Mausoleum, pass through Puerta de la Ciudadela, and marvel at the iconic Palacio Salvo. Throughout the tour enjoy storytelling about the city’s history, heritage, development, and culture. Become familiar with some of the key landmarks of Montevideo and hear unique stories.

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  • Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of Mercado del Puerto
  • Experience the tranquility of Plaza Zabala's historic square
  • Admire the architectural elegance of Montevideo


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Mercado del Puerto

    Mercado del Puerto, a bustling market, is renowned for its lively atmosphere and traditional Uruguayan cuisine. With its iconic wrought-iron structure, it stands as a culinary and cultural hub in Montevideo.

  • 2

    Plaza Zabala

    Plaza Zabala, a historic square, exudes charm with its greenery, statues, and surrounding architectural gems. Named after the Spanish colonial governor, it offers a serene escape in the heart of the city.

  • 3

    Palacio Taranco

    Palacio Taranco, an architectural gem in Ciudad Vieja, showcases French-inspired design and houses the Museum of Decorative Arts. Its elegant façade and rich history make it a notable landmark in Montevideo.

  • 4

    Museo Histórico Nacional

    The Museo Histórico Nacional, located in a former Spanish garrison, is a treasure trove of Uruguay's history. With exhibits spanning from colonial times to independence, it provides insight into the nation's past. (Visit from outside)

  • 5

    Plaza Matriz

    Plaza Matriz, Montevideo's main square, boasts historic significance and is surrounded by landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. It serves as a focal point for events and gatherings.

  • 6

    Teatro Solís

    Theatre Solís, Uruguay's oldest theater, is a cultural icon with its neoclassical architecture and vibrant performances. Nestled in the heart of the city, it has played a central role in Montevideo's artistic scene.

  • 7

    Artigas Mausoleum

    The Artigas Mausoleum, honoring national hero José Artigas, is a monumental structure in Independence Square. A symbol of Uruguay's fight for freedom, it houses the remains of the revered leader.

  • 8

    Puerta de la Ciudadela

    Puerta de la Ciudadela, a gate from the former city walls, stands as a historic entry point to Ciudad Vieja. Its preserved archway transports visitors to an era when the city was fortified.

  • 9

    Palacio Salvo

    Palacio Salvo, an iconic skyscraper, dominates Montevideo's skyline with its Art Deco design. Originally intended as a hotel, it now serves as a residential and commercial complex. (Visit from outside)

Meeting Point

In front of the Mercado del Puerto, at Plaza de la Fuente (Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 228, 11000 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.