Uruguay

Uruguay Attractions

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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

Gorlero Avenue

Gorlero Avenue, or Avenida Gorlero, is the main street in the Punta del Este region of Uruguay. It was named after the first mayor of Maldonado, Juan Gorlero, ...  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

La Barra

A small fishing town about six miles north of the Punta del Este peninsula, La Barra has been converted into a tourist area with colorful houses, flea markets ...  Read more

Mansa Beach (Playa Mansa)

Mansa Beach, or Playa Mansa, is a popular spot on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast in the southeastern part of the country. Although the area sees a very residential ...  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

Montevideo Cruise Port

Often overlooked by visitors to South America, the Uruguayan capital is an interesting mix of old and new. It may not have the glitz of Buenos Aires or Rio de ...  Read more

Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Iglesia Matriz)

The Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral is the city's main Roman Catholic church and the seat of its archdiocese. Its origin dates back to the Spanish colonial ...  Read more

Museo del Mar

This sea museum features more than 5,000 specimens and an array of exhibit rooms. Visitors can view the skeletons of dolphins, orcas, beaked whales, elephant ...  Read more

Museo Torres Garcia

Located in the Old Town of Montevideo, this museum focuses on quirky, abstract and cubist  portraits and paintings of historical icons. These include ...  Read more

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

Located on the corner of Virazon and El Faro stands a beautiful blue and white Victorian church. Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, or “Our lady of the Candle,” ...  Read more

Parliament Palace (Palacio Legislativo)

Prior to 1973 and since 1985, Uruguay's Parliament Palace, or Palacio Legislativo, in Montevideo has served as the seat of the country's Chamber of Senators ...  Read more

Pocitos

A coastal neighborhood of Montevideo, Pocitos is located along the banks of the Rio de la Plata and is renowned for its beach, Playa Pocitos, and the rambla ...  Read more

Port Market (Mercado del Puerto)

Viewing this building, you’ll be confused about what exactly you’re looking at. Originally built as a train station in another location, the facade ended up in ...  Read more

Puerto de Punta del Este

Often said to be the most beautiful place in Punta del Este, the port offers breathtaking ocean views, frolicking sea lions, gorgeous yachts and a laid-back ...  Read more

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