A Vibrant & Eclectic City by the Sea

Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes.

The city maintains a low-key atmosphere despite its position as Uruguay’s commercial and political hub, and there are few skyscrapers on the horizon, though there are some surprising contrasts – an Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and an American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.

Take a peak at the Gaucho Museum, or visit an estancia, and see them in action.

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Plaza Independencia

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Plaza Independencia

Montevideo’s most important plaza, this is the perfect starting point to explore Old Town, full of historic sites and attractions. Artigas Mausoleum sits in the center while nearby buildings include Estévez Palace, the Executive Tower, Palacio Salvo, and Solis Theatre.

La Rambla

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La Rambla

Stretching over 13 miles (22 kilometers) along the coastline of Montevideo, La Rambla has been called “the longest continuous sidewalk in the world”. Visit one of its many beaches, go for a jog or a bike ride, do a little fishing, and enjoy a cup of yerba mate tea, Uruguay’s traditional drink.

Mercado del Puerto

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Mercado del Puerto

Dating back to the mid-19th century, the Mercado del Puerto (or “Harbor Market”) offers everything from artisan crafts and produce stands to a delicious range of restaurants that serve up local specialties, including parrilla—meat and seafood grilled to perfection.

Montevideo, Uruguay At a glance

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