Uruguay

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Culture of Uruguay

The culture of Uruguay is diverse in its nature since the nation's population is one of multicultural origins. The country has an impressive legacy of artistic and literary traditions, especially for its small size. The contribution of its alternating conquerors, Spain and Portugal, and diverse immigrants - Italians, Germans, Swiss, Russians, Jews, and Armenians, among others - has resulted in traditions that integrate this diversity with Native American elements. Uruguay has centuries-old remains and fortresses of the colonial era.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Alcoholic drinks in Uruguay

Uruguay has a 250-year-old history of wine production. The predominating local grape is tannat. Not a subtle grape, it has a hard and, as the name suggests, a tannic edge when young. Blending tannat with merlot doesn't help much.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Typical Food of Uruguay

Uruguayan cuisine has a lot of European influence, especially from Italy and Spain, though expect to find a lot more meat due to the country’s abundant production of beef (and milk). We have included a list of typical Uruguayan dishes and food with what it is in English: