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Uruguay is located in South America, on the east coast, nestled around Argentina. It is the second smallest independent country in South America [after Suriname] with almost half of its population living in its capital city, Montevideo. Its name comes from the native word guarani, "river of painted birds".

Locator Map for Uruguay

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Overview map of our South America cruise

This is an approximate overview map of our itinerary. We started in Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile and headed south through the Chilean Fjords, the Strait of Magellan to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From there, we rounded Cape Horn, visited the Falkland Islands, Montevideo, Uruguay, and ended in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

And, here is a map of the county.
 
map of Uruguay  

   Map of Uruguay

Breakwater at the Port of Montevideo   Entrance to the Port of Montevideo As we enter Montevideo Harbor, we pass several breakwaters. Right, the entrance to the Port.
    "Jerrold Patz"  photo Jerrold Patz   Naimah   

Views of the Montevideo skyline as seen from the ship.

Montevideo Skyline   Montevideo Skyline

Segment of The Old City Wall Surrounding Montevideo   Detail of the  back of the Old City Wall of Montevideo Front and back views of a section of the old city wall that enclosed Montevideo.
  city wall, walled city   

Statue of Josť Gervasio Artigas, Uruguay's national hero, in Independence Square.

Statue of Josť Gervasio Artigas, Uruguay's National Hero

La Carreta (the Covered Wagon) Monument   Naimah at La Carreta (the Covered Wagon) Monument La Carreta (the Covered Wagon) Monument, a testament to Uruguay's original pioneers.
   photo Naimah       

Uruguay's Congress Building and Naimah with the ceremonial guards.
 
photo Naimah 

Uruguay's Congress Building   Naimah with Ceremonial Guards at Uruguay's Congress Building

Vacant Green "Elephant" Building   Vacant Telecom "Elephant" Building Two of Montevideo's "elephant" buildings; expensive constructions that have never been occupied. Left - the judiciary building, right - the telecommunications building.

An Art Deco building in Montevideo.

An Art Deco Building

Jerrold Patz at the Plaza de la Armada Jerrold Patz at the Plaza de la Armada, a memorial to the Navy.
  "Jerrold Patz"  photo Jerrold Patz  

 

Here is a montage of additional pictures.

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Jerrold Patz Naimah Zakaria  tourist attraction   "Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture"  waiter Priscila Josť  columbus bust   Ilene Blum  Ed Blum  "art deco"  columbus statue "plaza de la armada"  navy monument navy memorial  carved fruit