Uruguay’s Heritage Places – oh, I think I know that my pictures in Uruguay may be boring… but I just can’t help, I am in love with the place and so, showing it all the time now
Casco Viejo, the old neighborhood, a heritage site in Montevideo
Uruguay has around 3,500,000 inhabitants, so it manages very well wealth and literacy rate – the highest in South America, as I said two weeks ago. The capital, Montevideo, is a modern city with some well preserved old buildings, too. A country that values culture – it’s interesting to notice that on a corner of South America, where we expect poverty, this place can be seen as developed.
Today, I’ll show some more places in Montevideo. I know there are many pictures, but I thought that all of them were important to “explain” the city. I’m not a very talented photographer, but for my taste the pictures are fine – they show places, monuments, all with the “sepia air” of the city, something that I like so much! I hope it’s not too boring! Do you like old buildings?
Some Heritage sites (and things) are:
– Colonia del Sacramento city, which I have shown here;
– Candombe, a typical rhythm in the country. In 2009 UNESCO declared candombe intangible Heritage of Humanity;
– Ciudad Vieja (Old Neighborhood), that I’m showing today. It was surrounded by a defensive wall until 1829, when the majority of it was torn down. Today, you’ll see the ruins of it, with only The Gateway of the Citadel standing;
– Modern Architecture of the 20th Century – It shows a mix of (old and new) buildings (from 1915 on), that gives a real insight into the social, cultural and historical progress of Montevideo;
– La Rambla (Promenade by the River de la Plata), that I showed here and will show more, later. It’s a long avenue that crosses many neighborhoods, like Carrasco, Pocitos, Punta Carretas, etc. It’s public, but protected as a National Historic Monument;
– Mercado del Puerto – Traditional food market from the 19th century, now a fusion of past and present. It was established as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. I’ll show more of it later
– Museo Del Carnaval (Carnival Museum) – Dedicated to preserving the multi-cultural background of the country, it opened in 2006. The Carnival here lasts up to 40 days!
This is a city that values practical outfits. Today I’m wearing a very simple, and above all, comfortable outfit.I needed it – you’ll see through the pictures that I walked a lot!
Artigas Building, the government’s area in the city
Such a fantastic door!
Independence Square, where the government is located
Plaza Independencia – Independence Square
Still Independence Square, designed in the 1830s
Salvo Palace, finished in 1928 with Artigas statue and mausoleum
The Artigas Mausoleum is guarded permanently. Here, some soldiers are changing shifts
Old Gate of the city
The gate is behind me, now entering the Old Neighborhood
Such a cool theater!
The country is an example of respect for diversity. Here, the “Free space of sexual diversity”
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