What to see in Uruguay

Uruguay Attractions

Despite being South America's second smallest country, Uruguay has a lot to offer tourists.

The old town of Montevideo (Ciudad Vieja), centred on the Plaza Independencia, is a must for a taste of the historical architecture of Uruguay; although, for historic attractions and old-world charm, Colonia Del Sacramento is arguably the best city to explore in Uruguay. Colonia is only a two-hour drive from Montevideo and therefore a good day trip destination for visitors in the capital.

Two important things for travellers to enjoy while in Uruguay's cities are the excellent beef and the excellent soccer, both of which the locals embrace wholeheartedly.

Culture and history aside, the place to experience the hedonistic side of Uruguay is Punta Del Esta, a coastal resort town which is all about sun, sand and a good party. Another option for a beach holiday in Uruguay is the less developed Punta Del Diablo, which is becoming increasingly popular with backpackers and other young travellers looking to get off the beaten track.

Ciudad Vieja

Montevideo's ancient city is a fascinating and vibrant district of old buildings and cobble streets. Musicians and dancers…

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Colonia del Sacramento

A must-see for any visitor to Uruguay is the historic town of Colonia del Sacramento, the country's oldest settlement…

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Legislative Palace

The impressive neo-classical Legislative Palace, built in the early 20th century, features four architecturally breathtaking…

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Mercado del Puerto (Port Market)

Montevideo's historic port market is a lively affair, which takes place under a vast wrought-iron structure reminiscent…

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National History Museum

The Museo Historico Nacional is a good place to begin an exploration of Montevideo for those interested in the city's…

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