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Montevideo Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) Tours and Activities

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Montevideo Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo)
Prior to 1973 and since 1985, Uruguay's Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo), in Montevideo has served as the seat of the country's Chamber of Senators and General Assembly.

The Legislative Palace was inaugurated on Aug. 24, 1925, which coincided with the centennial of the country’s Declaration of Independence. In 1975, the Legislative Palace was declared a National Historic Monument. The impressive palace was designed in a neoclassical style, with noted Greek influence in its exterior facades. Despite Uruguay’s small physical presence in South America, no expense was spared in creating what is considered one of the most beautiful governmental palaces in the world. Parliament Palace includes a variety of luxury materials, including ornamental wood objects, Carrara marble and porphyry and bronze. Carvings, Venetian mosaics, stained glass and various sculptures complement the luxurious materials. 

Inside the Legislative Palace, look for murals and laminated gold ornamental details. Many rooms of the palace showcase an important collection of paintings. One of the main points of the building is the Hall of Lost Steps, which includes a beautiful dome and skylight, highlighted by ornate stained glass work. The government complex also houses a public library of ornate decorative touches, carved hardwoods and one of Uruguay's most important collections of books.

In addition to those of the Senate, General Assembly and House of Representatives, legislator offices are also located in the palace and annex building nearby. Those in the annex can reach Parliament Palace via an underground tunnel.

Practical Info

Parliament Palace is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Guided tours in Spanish and English are available at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
Address: Av de las Leyes, Montevideo, Uruguay
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
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Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AM

Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AM

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Experience the landmarks and highlights of Montevideo on this half-day tour. With a guide leading the way and providing enlightening commentary, stop by sites such as the Centenario Stadium, Kibon Center, Pocitos Beach, Independence Square, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Select from morning or afternoon tour times to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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See the top attractions of Montevideo on a private shore excursion with your very own guide. You’ll visit several coastal barrios, stroll the Rambla of Montevideo —  a coastal esplanade — and view historic landmarks in the capital such as Independence Plaza, Constitution Square and Parliament Palace. Along the way, learn about Montevideo history, architecture and culture. Opt to extend your half-day excursion with a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine.
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  • 6 hours
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Discover Montevideo Private Tour with a Local

Discover Montevideo Private Tour with a Local

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My passion for sharing stories and the history of my city will make this tour unique for you. I will take you to places off the beaten track and you'll see everything from the point of view of a local, and not from a commercial one. Also, the tour is fully customizable, you can tell me your interests and I will tailor it to meet your likings, adding more places or skipping the ones you're not interested in. Starting earlier or later, whatever you may need, I'll make everything to make you feel home and never forget this beautiful city. Everything from a modern brand new European car with panoramic roof, which depending on number of people can be a Peugeot or a BMW. It's the most comprehensive private tour you will find! Forget about having to wait for other guests, this one is made only for you!
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The Best Montevideo City Tour

The Best Montevideo City Tour

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Get an introduction to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour — perfect for those short on time. Travel by coach with your knowledgeable guide, and step off the bus to view prominent landmarks around Independence Plaza and other city hot spots. See Parliament Palace; venture into the residential barrios of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos; and stroll along the coastal avenue, Rambla of Montevideo. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

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Make the most of your time at shore and discover the highlights of the Uruguayan capital on 3-hour guided tour. Visit key landmarks in the Old City such as the Port Market, Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, and the El Prado neighborhood. Learn about the history of Montevideo from your tour guide and enjoy many stops for photos before heading back to your cruise ship.
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Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

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Your tour begins when you meet your professional guide at your hotel or pier and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the Old Town on a guided tour, ( Catedral de Montevideo, Puerta de ciudad vieja, Plaza Independencia, Palacio Salvo) Visit the Port Market. Explore the 24km-long Rambla Take the best picture of Pocitos area on Montevideo Words. Visit the Congres Palace
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
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Best Private & Personalized City Tour for cruise passengers (full day)

Best Private & Personalized City Tour for cruise passengers (full day)

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We offer our travelers and tourists a Private and Personalized Tour in a relaxed and fun environment, making you feel as if you were at home. Just for you and your group, without sharing, which allows you to optimize time and day. Undoubtedly the best option is to visit Montevideo with us Our purpose at the end of the trip will not only be a beautiful memory of our city but also know that you will have a friend when you like to return to our country. We jealously care for the comfort and safety of our travelers during their trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city. Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed
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Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo

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Private and personalized experience to let you know the best of our city. Only for you and your group, without sharing, which allows you to optimize time and day. We are a small family company that we love what we do and we love teaching our city to tourist from all over the world. Our mission is to make you feel at home, in a relaxed and decontracted environment. We jealously care for the comfort and safety of you and your group during the trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed.
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Montevideo Highlights

Montevideo Highlights

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. A great little city. Called the Switzerland of America! Uruguay will welcome you with a combination of history and modernity in a small city. The kindness of its citizens will make you feel at home. Know their best places in a 3-hour tour where you will go from being in the oldest part of the city to the most modern buildings in just 5 minutes by car. The culture of mate, tango and candombe overflow their streets to share with their visitors a beautiful day. Declared the safest city in America, it becomes an unbeatable place to share with your family and friends.
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City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

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With key sites set miles apart, exploring Montevideo can be a challenge without vehicle transport. See the Old City, Port Market, city center, Plaza Independencia, Centenario Stadium, La Rambla, and El Prado’s parks and monuments on a half-day Montevideo tour that combines photo stops with a fascinating overview of the city; it’s a perfect introduction and a great way to discover the places you’d like to visit in greater depth.
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Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers

Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Montevideo with a local winery visit on a single tour. All round-trip transportation is provided, and you’ll check off all the important sites in town by following your guide’s carefully curated itinerary. Highlights include Batlle y Ordoñez park, Ciudad Vieja, Plaza Independencia, and others. Wind up with a tour and tasting at a Uruguayan vineyard, including samples of four native wines.
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Montevideo Barbeque Experience

Montevideo Barbeque Experience

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The best BBQ of your life! Start your day knowing the main points of the city, legislative palace, agricultural market, centennial stadium, the best beaches and much more in a 3-hour tour. Then we will go to the outskirts of Montevideo in a journey of just 30 minutes and we will visit a farm where they will wait for us with a typical Uruguayan barbacue, a beautiful pool and an unbretable landscape.
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City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

Beautiful half day tour visiting the most attractive points of the city. You will be able to know the Old City, of rich architecture, the Port Market, the Center of the city, the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the romantic neighborhood known as "El Prado" , with its green parks and beautiful monuments, the Centenario Stadium, home of the first FIFA world cup and the elegant residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the exceptional "Rambla", where the sign with the word "Montevideo"is located.
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Tourist Bus Montevideo Hop On - Hop Off

Tourist Bus Montevideo Hop On - Hop Off

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Tourist Bus "Discover Montevideo" is the only Hop On - Hop Off of the city. Its modality allows you to make a tour of two hours, visiting the great attractions of the city, and gives you the opportunity to descend in those that you would like to know a little more, then go back up and continue with the tour. The tour and the audio guide were carefully programmed so that you get to know our city as if it were yours. Every corner of Montevideo has a secret to tell, it is our goal that you can, together with us, go revealing them.
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  • 2 hours
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Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with Audioguide

Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with Audioguide

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Climb the Photo Tour by car from Downtown to the West of 45 kilometers traveled by car to the hidden area of Montevideo. Solo, in love, friends or family ... Get on my photo tour and learn many stories with my original Audio Guide that will inform you of the places we go through hidden areas of the neighborhoods Downtown, Aguada, Prado, Capurro, La Teja and Villa del Cerro, you will know the history and true idiosyncrasy of local citizens, posing in incredible places where tourist agencies do not show you and you can even get to know places without stopping at them. We will make stops to take several photographs, you will be posing in different emblematic places of the city (more than 30 tourist and others not so much), more than 4 hours, you will have been in as many places as possible, in addition, my intention is that you can stay professionally portrayed the way you could never do it on your own. In addition they will not only be photographs as you can take, they will be photos with professional edition and post-production as if you were a professional model. It doesn't matter your age, your physical appearance or your ease of posing in front of a camera. IMPORTANT: - We will always be small groups, the photos are private, they will never be mixed with other people in the group. - The delivery of all photos are unlimited, 50, 100 or 200 are within the rate, there will be no extra payments FREE. You can download our APP Audioguide for our tour in your language, which will be a fundamental factor for the activity and enrich knowledge while we move around the city. To download, I will send you the link with the guide for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. - I will use my Nikon Camera with Tripode in necessary places, where I will use for photo shoots, there will be no need for selfies! - PROFESSIONAL EDITION to the photos, without a doubt they will make you look like a professional model without selfies, these will be delivered in the next days in your mail. I am a landscape photographer, I have long dedicated myself to photo reporting and portrait photography. In another of my qualities, I can emphasize that I like to travel around the city and do what I know and like, that the visitor takes the photographic record forever where he does not access with agencies. What is the difference, of a selfie in a tourist place, with a common cell phone? Simple, not only will you have a photograph, but it will have the professional edition and I will deliver unlimited photos, making not only that the image is taken in the most emblematic places, but I will also turn you into a professional model without being it.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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City Tour, the best option for small groups

City Tour, the best option for small groups

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I offer a private tour service in Montevideo where the security and convenience of the service gives them a bonus that will allow them to take a very pleasant memory of our city
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$100.00
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Welcome City Tours - Montevideo

Welcome City Tours - Montevideo

This is a personalized visit to Montevideo's highlights, down town and suburbs, and it has all the ingredients to provide the traveller with a very good idea of what this friendly city has to offer. The tours are tailored to the preference of the visitor whenever required, and usually include a few stops in places of personal interest to the visitor or curious settings which happen to be along the way. We have stopped for cakes and coffee, ice cream, lunch, souvenir shopping and local markets. I will show you the place the same way I would show a friend of mine. Welcome to Montevideo.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$40.00
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Montevideo customized tour by a family group sharing a home babecue lunch

Montevideo customized tour by a family group sharing a home babecue lunch

Suggested with the sense of a native family. But can be adaptable and taylor made in case of private groups.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$600.00
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$600.00
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City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

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The Capital of Uruguay is a beautiful city that faces the Río de la Plata. Its landscaped neighborhoods, its rich building heritage, its beautiful Rambla, make this city one of the most beautiful and visited in South America.
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Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

The Capital of Uruguay is a beautiful city that faces the Río de la Plata. Its landscaped neighborhoods, its rich building heritage, its beautiful Rambla, make this city one of the most beautiful and visited in South America.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tour Montevideo Panoramico 360º PM

Tour Montevideo Panoramico 360º PM

Come along for a 3-hour together with a professional guide in Montevideo. Start the tour in Old City, where you can see the Square Independencia. Visit Panoramic see view 360 Montevideo. Through July 18th, walk main central avenue to the Legislative Palace. From the Farmer's Market, go to Batlle Park home of the Centenario Stadium, a monument of world football. Pocitos Beach and Kibon Center are worth the stop for photos. Daily hotel pick up departures 15:00 pm. Tour has a capacity of 44 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Tour - Discover Best Sights of Montevideo!

Small Group Tour - Discover Best Sights of Montevideo!

Get to know Montevideo on this comprehensive tour of the Uruguayan capital's highlights and landmarks. This efficient tour stops at all the must-see attractions, and is perfect for those short on time who want to get an overview of the city. Traveling with a small group of just six people means you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide, in-depth commentary about Montevideo's history and culture, and plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$99.99
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Sightseeing Lovers - Best of Montevideo!

Sightseeing Lovers - Best of Montevideo!

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Benefit from the convenience of included round-trip transportation on this private multi-stop tour of Montevideo. No need to rent a car or puzzle with directions; your dedicated driver/guide will take care of the details and you can focus on the best sights of the Uruguayan capital. Visit at leas 10 attractions and enjoy personalized attention and in-depth commentary from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
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PACK 4: Tour Montevideo & Punta del Este

PACK 4: Tour Montevideo & Punta del Este

Montevideo: Half day tour visiting the highlights of the city. It starts in the Old City, the Port Market, the dodwntown, the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the neighborhood known as "El Prado",the Centenario Stadium, home of the first FIFA world cup and the residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the "Rambla", where the sign with the word "Montevideo" is located. Punta del Este: Full day tour to know the most important seaside resorts in Uruguay. On the way we will visit Piriápolis, (stops opposite the iconic Hotel Argentino and Cerro San Antonio). Then the tour continues to Casapueblo, the well-known house - sculpture of the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró (entry not included). Finally, already in Punta del Este, we will visit the main neighborhoods, the undulating bridge of La Barra de Maldonado, the Brava and Mansa beaches, La Mano monument and finally the peninsula (downtown). Free time for lunch and activities. Departure to Montevideo in the afternoon.
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  • 2 days
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Montevideo Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) hours of operation?
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Montevideo Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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