Montevideo, Uruguay

The first stop on our voyage was Montevideo. Established in 1724, it is the capital of Uruguay with a population in 2017 of 1.381 million.

The first sight to greet us when walking out on our balcony, was this ship grave yard. Most unusual sight.

If I may go back to the harbour in Buenos Aries, this was a much more pleasant surprise that stayed with us on the balcony for several days. It is a moth called the Gaudy Sphinx. Did not move from this spot until we were ready to set sail.

As we quite often do, we just walked around the city on our own taking lots of pictures. One of the structures that did impress was the Theatre Teatro Solis. Opened in 1856, and capable of seating 1500, it was Europe’s answer to La Scala. Sadly it was not open that day for tours.

Another eye catcher was the Salvo Palace, a very unique structure.

The rest of the pictures were taken in and around the city, including the waterfront.

Our next stop was the Falkland Islands, which I consider the most fun and highlight of the cruise.

3 thoughts on “Montevideo, Uruguay

  1. Jesper, The Biveros Effect November 22, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    We completly missed the ship graveyard when visiting Montevideo a few years back, from where in the city was it possible to see it? 🙂

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    • Dan Drews November 22, 2020 / 3:31 pm

      This was down at the harbour where the cruise ships dock. It is also visible from the city, just a short walk up from the pier. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers

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  2. margaret21 April 22, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    That ship graveyard is an astonishing sight. It looks pretty permanent?

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