Article by: Maria, Tour Guide & Founder of Free Walking Tour Montevideo
Uruguay? A small country between two big ones….
Perhaps you've heard about our national football team or our political figures, or maybe you haven't heard anything about Uruguay at all. In any case, I'll tell you why Uruguay stands out.
Uruguay is a country with social, political and legal stability, with stable rules and qualified human resources. Also, we are known for having a stable economy. The economy is characterized by an export-oriented agricultural sector, a well-educated workforce and high level of social spendings.
We are considered a small country but this didn’t stop us from having a rich culture and an impressive legacy of artistic and literary traditions. The contribution of the conquerors and diverse migration (mainly from Spain, England and Portugal), has resulted in native traditions. Cities with a rich architectural heritage, like Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo, musicians like Carlos Gardel, and writers like Mario Bendetti are just some to name from our cultural daily live.
In a teaser article titled 'Why Uruguay?,' we simply can't ignore football. The national team won the 1924 and 1928 Olympics, the first World Cup in 1930 (Played in Uruguay) and again in 1950 in Brazil. And if you find yourself in Montevideo, our vibrant capital, you'll quickly learn that football is more than just a game—it's a passion that unites us. Here, you'll hear the fervent chants of Peñarol and Nacional, our two beloved teams and eternal rivals. These rivalries run deep, creating an electrifying atmosphere that you won't want to miss.
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