When we thought about visiting Uruguay on our vacation, one of the first things that came to our mind was the country’s love for soccer. Of course in our trip we had to get across the Centenario Stadium, one of the most significant stages of the history of the sport. In parallel we will visit the Soccer Museum, which depicts the Uruguayan team walk through the cups.
The day was beautiful, sunny and quite nice for a walk to the stadium. We talked to the staff of the Che Lagarto Hostel in Montevideo, which gave us the information. We decided to go walking to discover the city, since it was only 30 minutes until our destiny. The hostel’s location is strategic, very close to many points of interest and that makes life much easier than staying there.
On the way we went to Tres Cruces Station, a stopping point to buy our lunch in TaTa Supermarkets (upper floor-pretty cheap). We continued our walk through Av. Italia well bustling with many green areas. Twenty minutes later we saw the Stadium on our right. We made one more stop for some photos in the park that surrounds the monument.
Soccer Museum at Centenario Stadium
We started the visit in the Museum, which costs UY $100.00 or R$ 13.00. The ticket allows to acces to the whole complex and the stands of the stadium. The site includes a very rich collection and tells in detail the trajectory of the Uruguayan team, as well as several other countries that were part of the glamour of the ball. There are many tributes to Brazil, including shirts of Vavá and Pele signed. Dieguito Maradona was also remembered, although all the rivalry with argentinians.
Lastly we went to the bleachers and took lots of cool photos overlooking the Temple of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, where Uruguay has won the soccer World Cup.
From there we went to the region of Pocitos and Parque Rodó. This will be our theme for the next post, full of tips for you. See you soon!
Did you like it? Book here and enjoy the city!