GLAM Wiki 2023/Location

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GLAM WikiConference
Montevideo, Uruguay
16–18 November, 2023


The conference will be held at The Faculty of Information & Communication (FIC) of the University of the Republic of Uruguay. The Faculty's building, located in Parque Rodó (Montevideo), was inaugurated in February 2017. More information about its history here.

The FIC has 8500 m2 distributed in four floors equipped with classrooms, a large Library, a Aula Magna, TV studio, radio, audiovisual laboratories and recording rooms, documentary restoration laboratory, archive, cafeteria service and photocopier, among others. The building has elevators and toilets for the disabled, as well as an air conditioning system and bicycle racks.

Location: San Salvador 1944, 11200 Montevideo, Uruguay.


Thinking of everyone's comfort and in order to reduce travel time from the accommodation site to the Conference venue, we have chosen the Ibis Styles Montevideo Biarritz Hotel. Near the hotel, you can visit places such as the Juan Zorrilla de San Martín Museum, the Parque Rodó, the National Museum of Visual Arts, the Pocitos, Punta Carretas and Parque Rodó broadwalks or go shopping at the nearby mall.

The hotel offers services such as: restaurant, lobby bar, 24 hour reception, room service, gym, parking, airport transfers and free wifi. Rooms in shared accommodation with two single beds, private bathroom, minibar, air conditioning, cable TV and safety deposit box.

Location: 21 de Setiembre 2783, 11300 Montevideo, Uruguay.

Please note: Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM

Wikimedistas de Uruguay will cover the hotel nights for the attendees who received a full or partial scholarship, during the time of the Conference.


Montevideo will host the GLAM Wiki Conference 2023. The southernmost capital of the world, it also has the best quality of life in Latin America and stands out for its broadwalk harmony, architecture, historical sites and cultural richness. Founded 300 years ago and with 1.4 million inhabitants, the diversity of migratory currents of the past and present, explain its cultural richness: tradition and modernity in the same place. Famous for its waterfront promenade of more than 25 kms, which contours the entire city in a unique urban landscape, it stands out for the harmony of its harbors and beaches with modern architecture, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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We recommend consulting the Accesible Tourism Guide of the Montevideo City Hall for more information on accessible activity options and services.

Montevideo is an LGBTIQ+ friendly destination, and there are resources with specific information at Descubrí Montevideo and the Montevideo City Hall's LGBTIQ+ Resources Guide.

Useful information

International code: +598 Emergency: 911 Time zone: UTC-3 Voltage: 220v, 50Hz
Connector: Type C, F and L Currency: Uruguayan Peso 3G/4G chips in kiosks and supermarkets ATMs in banks, exchange offices and payment stores
Cards are almost universally accepted

Tipping is optional, 10% is customary

Historical average Nov. temperature: 20º Celsius Historical average Nov. rainfalls: 6 days

Benefits for tourists

  • Refund of 22 VAT points on tourist services rendered to individuals, as long as they are paid by means of electronic money, debit and/or credit cards. Includes gastronomic services, catering services for parties and events, car rental without chauffeur.
  • Refund of 10.5% of the price of the lease of real estate for tourist purposes to non-resident individuals.
  • Tax Free regime for purchases of products included in the regime, made in stores adhered to the system.
  • Zero VAT in hotels, a benefit valid for foreigners presenting an identity document issued abroad. Being exempt, this consumption is invoiced without VAT, therefore the tax is not charged, not generating a refund.