Montevideo is a unique town, which offers a multicultural heritage that can be appreciated in its people and in its culture, architecture, music and cuisine. As a native and enthusiast 'Montevideana', I can show you all the landmarks of my hometown, including some off-the-beaten track places popular among locals.
I've always been keen on learning about other cultures and exchanging opinions and experiences with people from other parts of the world. To do so, foreign languages are essential. I've spoken English for more than twenty years and I've been teaching it for almost ten. I've studied French and Brazilian Portuguese as well. Additionally, I did a two-year degree in hotel management where I learned about the basic principles of the service industry and the relationship with guests.
I am also a History student and I'm currently employed as a student teacher in the Latin American History Department at the University of the Republic. I'd be really pleased to share my knowledge about the characters, history and events that have led to what Uruguay is like today.
With its numerous historic buildings and well-preserved areas, Montevideo's 'Ciudad Vieja' (literally, 'Old City') has countless stories about the people who inhabited within its defensive walls. Visitors will be able to appreciate the traditional Hispanic features, such as the narrow streets and characteristic architecture. Nowadays, it is a bustling financial district with a lively atmosphere.
If you have more hours at your disposal, let's go for a fully day tour and explore those parts of Montevideo that only locals know. In this way, you will get a closer insight on how we live and what makes our town special.
I can adjust the tour according to your preferences in order to cater for what you really want to see and do. Would you like to find out about our rich musical roots? I'd love to take you through the most representative spots of our European and African ancestors and tell you about the specific ways in which their cultures were intertwined in the River Plate area. Or, if you like, we could visit the impressive constructions from the nineteenth century such as the Law School or the National Library, where our academic and scientific knowledge blossomed.
Since its very origins, Montevideo has been a place where people from different backgrounds met and influenced the local culture. We are a result of this mixture. This has given us our well-known warmth towards foreigners and visitors. Wouldn't it be great for you to take a closer look at this mosaic, and also to contribute your own personal story?
I feel confident that, as your guide, I will be able to make you feel at ease discovering my town, and to provide the necessary knowledge and enjoyment to make your visit a memorable one.
I hope to see you soon in Uruguay!
A Recent Review of this guide
Carolina is a very pleasant lady. She and her driver gave our group of four adults a one day tour of Montevideo. A lovely city, easy to get around, nice restaurants. Carolina gave us very good insights into the history, culture and sites of MVD and Uruguay. Thank you. John & Mary C. Tennessee, USA. Thanks! Carolina
Certificate of Proficiency in English - issued by Cambridge University
DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française), level B1 of the CEFR - issued by the Alliance Française de Montevideo
Associate's degree in Hotel Management - issued by Instituto Técnico-Hotelero de Montevideo
I cannot pick you up from the port but I can meet you in a pre-arranged location and walk to the vehicle.