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Welcome to Estadio Centenario

Estadio Centenario

Built between 1929 and 1930, to commemorate the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution, the Estadio Centenario also played host to the first-ever FIFA World Cup final (which Uruguay won 4-2, against Argentina). Listed by FIFA as one of the world's 'Classic Stadia', the Estadio Centenario has become something of a Mecca for football fans, with thousands of tourists visiting each year to attend a game, or just to visit the fascinating Museo del Fútbol(Football Museum), housed within the stadium itself. Visitors to Montevideo should do everything they can to attend an Atlético Peñarol home game at the Estadio Centenario - football, as the cliché goes, is a way of life in Uruguay - and watching a game in the midst of 90,000 passionate locals is an amazing cultural experience, that is sure to be cherished for the rest of one's life.

Information & Facts

The official language is Spanish.

The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU), but US Dollars are also accepted by some tourist businesses, retailers and taxi drivers. The peso is divided into 100 centécimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange Shops, which both offer similar exchange rates. Exchange rates tend to fluctuate frequently. There are plenty of ATMs available in shopping centres and attached to banks in commercial areas, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted by shops and restaurants. Travellers cheques are easiest to exchange if in US Dollars.

GMT -3 (GMT -2 from October to March).
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