Montevideo: A City of Tango and Candombe
A lot of people would be glad to share their stories about their travels and this souvenir from Uruguay will help you do just that. Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and it is one of the most important cities in South America. It can be related to tango and candombe. If the tango is a music genre that was brought by the European immigrants, Candombe is a heritage of the African people that arrived in this country during the Nineteenth century and worked as slaves in the houses.
Montevideo in Historical Perspective
The history of Montevideo goes back to the early Eighteenth century when Bruno Mauricio de Zabala on the north coast of the Rio de la Plata founded it. It was a Spanish settlement that rivaled with neighboring Colonia de Sacramento, which was a Portuguese enclave. Nowadays, Montevideo is home to more than one million three hundred inhabitants. Quite interestingly, they represent half the population of the country. The majority of its population is of European origins as the city received thousands of Spanish and Italian Immigrants in the late nineteenth century and early Twentieth century. Some of the sites worth visiting include the Ateneo de Montevideo, the Club Uruguay, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Plaza of the Treinta y Tres, the Cabildo and the market located at the Port. Here, you'll be able to taste some great fish dishes. By all means this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.