Carlos Gardel, the forefather of Tango, comes from Uruguay. In his honor there is a museum in his hometown Valle Eden in the north of the country. Tango and other music, art and culture can be found all over the country. Montevideo is one of the cities with the highest density of artists worldwide.
Nowadays, adding to these traditions is wine growing. With the Tannat grape, the Uruguayans have managed to produce a top-class wine. Many bodegas can be visited and wines from local production can be tasted.
Uruguay also celebrates the longest carnival in the world. The so-called Llamadas, which take place every year in Montevideo, are a colorful spectacle with dancers, drums and flag waving.