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Casapueblo (Casa del Pueblo)

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Located in Punta Ballena near Punta del Este, Casapueblo is the house of famous Uruguayan artist, Carlos Paez Vilaro. On October 13, 1972, a chartered flight ...  Read more

Los Dedos Playa Brava (La Mano en la Arena)

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Brava Beach, with the colloquial name Playa de los Dedos, or Beach of the Fingers, is a beautiful beach that attracts a mostly young crowd. With warm golden ...  Read more

Punta del Este Yacht Club

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Because Punta del Este is known as the “Monaco of South America,” it would only make sense to visit the city’s famous Punta del Este Yacht Club. While a bit ...  Read more

Barrio Sur (Barrio Reus)

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Barrio Sur, often called Barrio Reus, is well-known for its unique modernist architecture and individually colored houses painted in pinks, blues, greens, ...  Read more

Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Separating Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown areas, this popular plaza is thought to be the city’s most important one, especially since historic structures ...  Read more

Palacio Salvo

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Constructed in 1928, Palacio Salvo is a historical landmark building done in a predominantly Italian Gothic-style, with classic and neo-romanticism influences ...  Read more

Colonia del Sacramento

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

The oldest town in Uruguay, this southwestern city on the Rio de la Plata – just a short ferry ride away from Buenos Aires in Argentina -- is famed for its ...  Read more

Andes Museum 1972 (Museo Andes)

The Andes Museum honors the 29 Uruguayans who died in the 1972 Andes flight disaster, in which their plane crashed in the Andes Mountains en route to Santiago ...  Read more

Carrasco

Visitors to Uruguay should be sure to explore Carrasco, a Montevideo barrio, or neighborhood, situated on the city’s southeast coast. It once served as an ...  Read more

Castillo Pittamiglio

Walking down The Rambla in Montevideo, you won’t miss this building of red brick towers, with giant protruding ships and fortress-like architecture among the ...  Read more

City Hall (Palacio Municipal)

Montevideo’s City Hall, or Palacio Municipal, is the seat for the local government of agency of the Municipality of Montevideo. If you’re taking a city tour ...  Read more

El Prado

El Prado is a residential neighborhood of Montevideo that features beautiful historic homes and manicured, tree-lined streets. The area includes the former ...  Read more

Gateway of the Citadel (Puerta de la Ciudadela)

Although Montevideo was once a fortified city with majestic walls and a grand stone entrance, the colonial citadel was demolished in 1829. All that remains ...  Read more

Isla de Lobos

About 5 miles off the coast of Punta del Este, you’ll find Isla de Lobos. This tiny island is well-known for its large colonies of sea lions and South American ...  Read more

MAPI (Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indigena)

Located in Montevideo’s Old Town, this Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art Museum features two permanent exhibition halls and one larger hall for rotating ...  Read more

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