Visiting MONTEVIDEO's Attractions + Eating CHIVITO (Uruguay's National Dish) 🇺🇾

Hello from Montevideo! In today’s video, we’ll be visiting some of the city’s attractions and also sampling Uruguay’s national dish – chivito! We started the morning with a visit to the iconic Palacio Salvo, which is a landmark in Montevideo’s Old Town. This was the tallest building in all of South America up until the year 1935. If you think Palacio Salvo looks familiar, that’s because you can find its twin, Palacio Barolo, across the pond in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Both were designed by the Italian architect Mario Palanti. Originally, the idea for this particular structure was to build a hotel, however, in the end only one floor ever functioned as that, and all the other floors were turned into apartments and office space. During our tour, we also visited the viewing deck on the 25th floor, where you get a bird’s eye view of Montevideo.

Then, we continued to Bar Hispánico for lunch, where we ordered chivito – Uruguay’s national dish! Chivito consists of a beef steak, which can be served in sandwich or plated form. It is then topped with a mountain of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, olives, bacon, beets, eggs, ham, fries and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s a must-try dish for anyone visiting Uruguay.

The following day we explored the beachside neighbourhood of Pocitos, which is beautiful for a stroll along the waterfront. Fun fact: Montevideo’s rambla is the longest continuous sidewalk in the world stretching 22.2 kilometres in length down the coast! This is also where you’ll find the Montevideo city sign for that classic postcard shot of the city. The sign gets repainted quite often, so you never know what colours or patterns you’ll get on your visit.

We hope you enjoy this video and we’ll see you again in the next one!

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Visiting MONTEVIDEO’s Attractions + Eating CHIVITO (Uruguay’s National Dish) 🇺🇾

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