For an event as special and important as a wedding, you’ll want to pick a location that is equally as unique. Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, certainly fits this description. The city is full of beautiful architecture dating back to Spanish colonial times, there are sunny beaches for a relaxing day on the sand, and plenty of public parks that would make a great setting for your wedding ceremony.
You can always explore the city first to find your own favorite spot, and maybe get some pictures at one of the majestic historic landmarks before the big event itself. To help you pick the best location for the ceremony, here are some top sites in Montevideo. Our wedding photographers in Montevideo will always be happy to give you suggestions about the top places to get spectacular wedding pictures.
Considered the most important public square in Montevideo, the Plaza Independencia commemorates the important Uruguayan general, José Artigas. In the center of the square is an enormous statue of the hero himself, majestically seated on a horse. Below is the Mausoleo de Artigas, where a 24-hour guard keeps watch over the remains of Artigas. Surrounding the square are other important buildings and landmarks, the most iconic of which is the Palacio Salvo, which is the city’s most famous Spanish-colonial era building. After getting photographs in the Plaza Independencia itself, you can take one of the tours of the Palacio, which ends at the observation deck high above the city with a spectacular panoramic view.
The largest public park in Montevideo, Parque Prado is a beautiful and tranquil setting to hold a wedding ceremony. There are walking trails along a small river, and a Japanese rose garden that is a good place for photographs. Another popular nearby attraction is the Museu Blanes, a large art museum in Montevideo. This could add an interesting cultural touch to your wedding and is certainly a way to make lasting memories of this special occasion. Talk to our photographers about their suggestions for the best way to take wedding pictures at the park depending on the time of year.
A lovely green space right next to the Rambla, Parque Rodo is a picturesque wedding photograph location. The park spans a large space, and has beautiful fountains, sculptures, and small ponds, all of which are great background scenery. Our photographers can help you select the best spots for you to come away with a variety of pictures from this special location. Important statues marking historical events are also located here, giving a cultural touch to your event. It’s located right next to the water, and if you want you can descend the stairs to the small sandy and rocky outcroppings for some unique shots next to the waves.
The most popular beach in Montevideo, Playa Pocitos is centrally located and easy to access. Technically, the beach looks out at the Rio de la Plata, the largest river in the world, though it looks like the ocean. Why not get your wedding photographs in this amazing geographic location? It’s not every day you have the opportunity to swim in the world’s widest river. The bright and sunny cheer of your wedding celebration will be mirrored in the dazzling water and sunshine. During the summer, the beach can sometimes be crowded, since many people are attracted by the prospect of a cool swim on a hot afternoon. Even so, Pocitos remains a special place, with high class hotels rising behind the sand and the beautiful water stretching out to the horizon.
Feira Tristan Narvaja
Add a cultural experience to your wedding events by visiting the Feira Tristan Narvaja. This street fair takes place every Sunday in Montevideo, and takes up the entire Tristan Narvaja street, as well as other surrounding streets. You can browse through the merchandise to find all sorts of unique odds and ends from kittens to fresh produce. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the excitement of Montevideo. This fair is also one of the best places to get an authentic Uruguayan souvenir; numerous vendors sell things like the traditional mate gourds and metal bombilla straws. All the bright colors and festivities will make your wedding feel even more celebratory.
It’s not every day you get married and it’s not every day you can be somewhere as amazing as Montevideo. In this historic and tranquil city, your wedding celebrations will take on an spectacular unique character you will always cherish.
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