What to see in Montevideo

Montevideo Attractions

Given its bargain shopping, beautiful beaches, atmospheric old town and excellent restaurants, Montevideo is well worth adding to the bucket list. All things considered, it's every bit as captivating as Latin America's more famous capitals.

Its gorgeous beach front will draw sun chasers, while the National History Museum will offer insight into Uruguay's links with Spain and Portugal. Visitors must also venture to Ciudad Vieja: the city's oldest area. More specifically, they'll find many of Montevideo's most striking landmarks in Plaza Independencia.

Football fans should take in a match at the frenetic Estadio Centenario. Foodies must enjoy Uruguay's world-class beef at one of the capital's restaurants. Otherwise, the charming old city of Colonia del Sacramento is only two hours' drive away, making it a perfect day trip.

Ciudad Vieja

Montevideo's ancient city is a vibrant, fascinating district of old buildings and cobbled streets. Weekends see dancers…

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Estadio Centenario

Built between 1929 and 1930, the Estadio Centenario commemorates the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution. It also…

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Mercado del Puerto (Port Market)

Set under a vast, wrought-iron structure reminiscent of old European railway stations, Montevideo's port market is a…

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National History Museum

For those interested in Montevideo's past, the Museo Historico Nacional is a good place to begin. Located in the Old…

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Plaza Independencia

Montevideo's showpiece plaza contains some of the city's most impressive architecture, including its best-known landmark,…

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