Monday, June 15, 2009

Montevideo - Buenos Aires’ Sister City

 Plaza Independencia with Salvo Palace in Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo is like the younger, little sister that has always been in the shadow of more flamboyant Buenos Aires. Two cities so alike and yet so different! If you can't stand the hustle and bustle of big Buenos Aires anymore try the smaller Montevideo. This lovely city on the other side of the Rio de la Plata, is always worthwhile visiting.

12 comments:

B Squared said...

Looks like a lovely city. I'll give it a try soon.

Per Stromsjo said...

Maybe a slightly more windy place with lots of ocean breeze coming in?

Do you need a passport or similar document to cross the border?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

For crossing the border between Argentina and Uruguay tourists need a passport, locals just need an ID.

Jacob said...

It does look like a fine city...but wouldn't someone from Buenos Aires miss the excitement of the larger city?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

It's always good to know that you could escape bustling Buenos Aires. There is a lot of excitements in Montevideo as well.

That is the chicken said...

This looks like a wonderful place...not too busy (which is how I like my cities!)and just look at that blue sky! Great shot...it really shows off the architecture!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

A great photo but I have not yet been to Montevideo, but I loved my visits to Colonia, a very special historic place in Uruguay. Thanks for the memories.

Tash said...

Both cities are so very exotic to me. Lovely photograph.

Hilda said...

The way that center looks, I wouldn't call it 'little'! ;)

Gorgeous, though!

AB said...

Do they use a similar dialect? Do they both use "vos"?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

In Uruguay they actually use 'tu' much more than 'vos'.

JM said...

I've never visited Montevideo, but is there a similarity with BA Plaza de Mayo and this one, or is it just me...? :-)