Making Construction Bricks in Uruguay

San Carlos is a community 19 kilometers north of Punta del Este. There are several places around San Carlos where construction bricks are made. The special mixture of brick mud is stirred with a tractor.


A night out in Montevideo

Karin Ledl
By Karin Ledl

Montevideo is an exciting and vibrant city at night, but you have to know where to go to make the most out of it. So where is the best place to go?

First of all, it depends on your tastes. Do you like to dance all night to electronic music? Or do you prefer a quiet little bar to have a drink and meet new people?

For both options there’s the perfect place to go. I am going to reveal to you some of the best places to enjoy your night out in Montevideo.


SODRE – Uruguay’s Nationally Funded Arts, Culture, and Music Scene

Ballet del SODRE
Montevideo, Uruguay is known for its thriving art and cultural scene.

On any given weekend, you’ll find very a variety of live music performances, plays, interesting exhibits, stimulating talks, and art film screenings.

An important aspect of Uruguay's high culture is SODRE,  a government organization that's been supporting the performing arts in Uruguay since the 1930s.


Eating out in Montevideo

Karin Ledl
By Karin Ledl

Montevideo may be a small city compared to Buenos Aires or New York. But when it comes to going out to eat, there are still many options.

It’s not easy to choose between the varied Montevideo restaurants offering  French, Italian, Armenian, Mexican or even Indian cuisine.

And that’s not counting the local “parrilla” (barbeque restaurant) and an array of other possibilities for any taste and budget.

Though it’s impossible to review all of the good restaurants in Montevideo, I will offer you some of my personal favorites.


Starting a business in Uruguay

Starting a business in Uruguay is growing in popularity among individuals as well as international companies.

The purpose of this article is to report some of the pluses of Uruguay's business environment. Give you examples of the types of businesses English-speaking expats are running. And to provide you with a few tips if you decide to try starting a business in Uruguay.


The Making of Piriapolis - Uruguay's First Beach Resort Was The Vision of Don Francisco Piria

Today the coast of Uruguay is dotted with beach-resort communities.

However, the very first one was Piriapolis, developed by Don Francisco Piria. Piria was inspired to create a Mediterranean-like beach resort in Uruguay after a visit to the South of France.


Is it Possible to Become a Resident in Uruguay if You Need to Get a Job or Start a Business to Meet the Income Requirement?

Mark Teuten
By  Montevideo Attorney, Mark Teuten 

There are many people interested in coming to live in Uruguay, but who do not have a source of income to support themselves.

Thus, they need to start their own business here or get a job in order to be able to comply with the income requirement for residence purposes.

We are often asked if this is possible and if we can assist in this respect.

The answer to the first question is that “yes”,  it is possible, and our firm can help with your residency application. The answer to the second is “no”, as a law firm we can’t help you find a job or start a business!

But, since it is a question which comes up so frequently we hope this article will give some practical guidance to those who are in this situation.


Powers of Attorney in Uruguay - A Way to Take Care of Business When You're Away

Vanessa Balero
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay-- An introduction to powers of attorney in Uruguay. By Montevideo Escribana, Vanessa Balero. 

If you’re interested in buying a property or engaging in a business activity in Uruguay but your time in the country is limited, you may be able to accomplish your objectives with a Power of Attorney.


Uruguayan Artist Ricardo Pickenhayn - The Making of a Masterwork

Ricardo making a
preliminary model
for Cosmos Estereograma
Ricardo Pickenhayn (born 1960) is a versatile and respected Uruguayan artist.

 He works in the tradition of the"Southern School", a Uruguayan art form established by Joaquín Torres García (1874-1949).

Among Pickenhayn's most notable works is Cosmos Estereograma--a 20-meter-long piece commissioned by the Mantra Resort Spa & Casino in Punta del Este.

It's a modern proposal that works both as a mural and a sculpture-- pushing the limits of Pickenhayn's chosen genre.


Uruguayan artist - Joaquín Torres García

Joaquín Torres García 1943 - Unviversal Constructivism - Museo Torres García
In 2014, I moved from one furnished-and-equipped apartment in Uruguay to another. So, I just needed to bring my personal essentials: toiletries, clothes, sheets and towels, computer, important papers, and my framed Torres García prints.

Joaquín Torres García (1874 - 1949) stands in history as one of the most influential modern artists of the first half of the 20th Century. He also put Uruguay on the map as a South American country forging its own artistic identity.