03.01.2013 - 03.01.2013
Surprise! We are sailing back into Montevideo after a day at sea, actually just off the coast.
We walked from the ship to the Plaza Constitucion
The Cathedral Matriz on the Plaza.
Vendors were setting up their wares in the parks and pedestrian streets - their specialty is antiques in this area.
Walking farther into the city there is what remains of the city gate and it leads to the Plaza Independencia and the statue and tomb of General Artigas.
This is the Gaucho Museum - formerly the home of a wealthy politician, and one of the oldest houses in the city.
The beautiful house has impressive displays honoring the Uruguayan folk hero, the Gaucho.
Walking back to the ship we encountered a fellow American - singing for tips in his adopted country.
And - the lure of all that meat grilling on the open fires got to us - lunch in the Mercado. Sweet.