Hotel Palacio

Hotel Palacio, historic patrician symbol in the heart of Old Town Montevideo, holds history and legend, elegance and bohemia, and offers exquisite service to its guests.

How to get to the Hotel Palacio:
Carrasco International Airport: 20 Km (45 min. by car).
Tres Cruces Bus Terminal: 3 Km (10 min. by car).
Port of Montevideo: 1 Km (5 min. by car).

Bartolomé Mitre 1364,
esq. Peatonal Sarandí.
Montevideo - Uruguay


(+598) 2916 3612


Old Town

At once distinguished and unruly, simple and lavish – to visit Old Town Montevideo is to indulge in the luxury of treading pure history.

Upon stepping through the Ciudadela gate, enduring proof of the once fortified city, a picturesque open-air tour offers itself to visitors, including artisan fairs, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, bookshops, designer stores and antique shops that fill the district’s shabby yet enchanting streets.

On Saturdays, one can slowly peruse the street stalls that offer handicrafts, antiques and valuable collectors’ items at the Plaza Matriz, epicenter of young Uruguay’s democratic values.

The neoclassical majesty of the Solís Theatre and the Metropolitan Cathedral coexist alongside the hustle and bustle of the Montevideo Port, with the allure of its old-world wholesale market, converted into a gastronomic bazaar and temple to the asado (traditional Uruguayan grilling).

The Old Town is a diverse district – a place for students, executives, artisans, fishermen, travelers and the inquisitive, who pay tribute each day to the city’s cultural heritage.


Places to visit:
Independence Square: 180 meters, 2 min. walk.
Solís Theatre: 150 meters, 2min. walk.
Montevideo Cabildo: 200 meters, 2 min. walk.
Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral: 300 meters, 3 min. walk.
Market Port: 1.000 meters, 10 min. walk.

Far from the equator, Montevideo is the southernmost capital on the South American continent. Stretching along 50 kilometers of coastline, the city seems to surrender itself completely to the waters of the River Plate.

Founded in the 1720s as San Felipe y Santiago, the fortified city was but a few walled blocks that protected the entrance to the best natural port in the region, a feature that lured successive European conquerors.

Home to almost one and half million inhabitants, half of Uruguay’s total population, Mercer Human Resources Consulting considers Montevideo as the city with the highest quality of living in all of Latin America.

Within its 525 square-kilometers, the Uruguayan capital offers beaches, history, nightlife and even rural tourism. The rambla, Montevideo’s iconic coastal promenade that winds along the southern edge of the city, is perhaps the main attraction of the city of low ceilings, friendliness and abundant green spaces.

Montevideo’s streets and neighborhoods create the setting for the world’s longest Carnival, including the traditional Desfile de Llamadas (Drum Calls Parade) which takes center stage in the historic Afro-Uruguayan neighborhood, Barrio Sur. Every February, to the rhythm of the rawhide drums, Carnival groups recreate the drum calls (llamadas), originally between groups of slaves.