Iberamia’2024 will be held in Montevideo (Uruguay) on November 13-15th, 2024, organized by the Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República.

Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America, both in terms of population (~3.5 million people) and area (176,215 km2). Regardless of those relatively small numbers, Uruguay has managed to be the protagonist of many chapters in history. For instance, it was one of the first countries in South America where women conquered the right to vote (1932). The country is also known for its early passion for football, organizing the very first FIFA World Cup (1930) and winning that tournament both in 1930 and 1950.

Another famous attractions of the country are the Candombe music recognised by the Unesco , the corners of the city where Tango was born (shared with neighboring Argentina) or the almost 40 day carnival celebrations during January and February.

Uruguay is also known for having 660 km of coastline with many beaches, having access both to the waters of Rio de la Plata and Atlantic Ocean. For these and many other reasons is that the New York Times has included Montevideo, the capital city, in their 52 places to visit in 2024.

The bay of Montevideo. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Facultad de Ingeniería (school of engineering) is a public institution that belongs to Universidad de la República, the biggest public university in the country. The school is located in Parque Rodó, one of the neighborhoods of Montevideo that are closer to the bay.

Parque Rodó. Source: Intendencia de Montevideo
Facultad de Ingeniería (main building). Source: Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República.

It was founded in 1885, sharing resources with the School of Math, but it was in 1975 when it achieved the status of an independent engineering school. In 2022 there was 9701 active students in the institution (that’s a high number for a 3-million-people country!).

There are some notorious places of interest to spend your time in Montevideo. Here is a brief list:

Motevideo Sign

Source: Jimmy Baikovicius (Flickr)

Palacio Salvo (Salvo Palace)

Source: Intendencia de Montevideo

Estadio Centenario

Source: Marcelo Campi (Flickr)

Tristán Narvaja street market (sunday mornings)

Source: Gonzalo G. Useta (Flickr)

Teatro Solís (Solís theater)

Source: USA embassy in Uruguay (Flickr)

Palacio legislativo (Legislative palace)

Source: Intendencia de Montevideo

Plaza Independencia (Independence square)

Source: Intendencia de Montevideo

Rambla (30 km boardwalk)

Source: Vince Alongi (Wikimedia Commons)

Short trips

Beyond Montevideo, the two main tourist locations of Uruguay are Punta del Este (about 135 km from Montevideo) and Colonia del Sacramento (about 180 km from Montevideo). However, we invite you to check these lists of places of interest:

Punta del Este
Colonia del Sacramento (More info about Colonia)

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