Uruguay is a peaceful and open-minded small country located in South America, between Argentina and Brazil. It is one of the smallest countries of the region, with approximately 3 million inhabitants. Our country is internationally recognized because of the beauty of the beaches, soccer and kindness of the people.

Montevideo was founded in December 1726 and it is the capital city. It will host the 22nd International Congress of Arachnology. Small, vibrant and with immeasurable cultural richness, it has different facets where industry merges with the commercial area, within an historical and Neoclassical European architecture.

The city has the longest ‘rambla’ in the world, with more than 22 kilometers surrounding the coastline of the Rio de la Plata. The old district offers multiple and valuable cultural and historical attractions with a variety of restaurants to taste the typical food and drinks of the region.


The meeting will be held at the Intendencia de Montevideo (Avenida 18 de Julio 1360, PC 11200).


Most international airlines fly to Montevideo Carrasco Airport (MVD), located approximately 12 kilometers from Montevideo. Direct flights arrive daily from Europe, United States and the Caribbean region, as well as connections from Sao Paulo, Santiago or Buenos Aires airports. Taxis, buses and shuttle services are available from the airport to downtown.

Direct daily ferry connections depart from Buenos Aires to Montevideo port or from Buenos Aires to Colonia connecting by bus to Montevideo. There is also good connection with the region through bus companies that get to ‘Terminal Tres Cruces’, located at midtown Montevideo.

Requirements for visiting Uruguay: