Spanish and tango in the capital of Uruguay
To many people, Uruguay is a country they don't really know much about. Only about 4 million people live there, half of them in the capital Montevideo, situated at the northern estuary of the Río de la Plata. It will probably never be possible to clarify the question clearly whether tango originates in Montevideo or in Buenos Aires. But tango lives on both sides of the Río de la Plata, although it is not an export article for Uruguay yet. Thus, Montevideo with its laid-back and comfortably limited tango scene is a recommendable alternative to the tango of the partner city Buenos Aires on the opposite riverbank.
But it's not only tango which makes Montevideo attractive. It is one of the few cities where you can drink water from the tap without hesitation. The population is comparatively open to visitors from other countries, who are treated in a friendly and courtous manner. In a referendum, the people here voted against the privatization of public life issues like the mail service and telecommunication, although the country cannot really be rated as rich. As is generally known, privitazations lead to an increase of efficiency of the stock market, but to a worldwide decrease of the range of services for the people of a country. In this regard, the Uruguayans are far ahead of quite a few European countries and other industrial countries.
You can see for yourself when you go there. Our current offer for Uruguay makes you get to know Montevideo with the emphasis on tango lessons, visits to milongas, and Spanish classes. If you would like to see more of Uruguay in addition to this, we and our local partners shall be glad to assist you. And maybe you want to combine your stay in Montevideo with a visit to Buenos Aires, situated on the other side of the Río de la Plata...
We have prepared some basic infomation on the all-season offers in Montevideo on the following pages:
If you would like to see more of Uruguay in addition to this, we and our local partners shall be glad to assist you. And maybe you want to combine your stay in Montevideo with a visit to Buenos Aires, situated on the other side of the Río de la Plata...