Montevideo, has recently been declared as the second safest capital city in the world. Security is also complemented by the high standard of health in Uruguay, due to the good quality of its tap water, perfectly drinkable and its complete sanitation system.
Montevideo, the capital of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, more than two centuries and a half of existence is one of the only continental capitals with a ring of beaches incorporated into the urban landscape. This singular feature has given the city's apperance a special character and serves as a "purifying lung."
The city maintains historic testimonies both in old and new sectors. Old mansions that once belonged to notable citizens have been turned into museums, magnificent monuments, the Legislative Palace, countless plazas, promenades, sculptures and wide avenues that immediately capture the visitor;s attention due to their charming harmony of form and elegance.
All these wonders are complemented by big parks which are used for cultural events, book fairs, markets or the Montevidean Carnival, which lasts more than 40 days. THe first class maritime terminal is a magnet that concentrates the commencial, industrial and cultural development of the whole country and is the gateway to several tourist attractions in the country and to the warmth of its people.
Montevideo, this beautiful green city also offers a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. There are many high standard sport clubs, where visitors can integrate themselves with the locals, whilst enjoying their favorite sport.