Uruguay Attractions

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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

Artigas Square

Artigas Square, or Plaza Artigas, is the spot to hit in Punta del Este if you have an interest in arts and crafts, as it plays host to the arts and crafts ...  Read more

Barrio Sur (Barrio Reus)

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


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

Casapueblo (Casa del Pueblo)

4 star rating: Recommended 27 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

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

Colonia del Sacramento

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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

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

Fundación Pablo Atchugarry

Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, a nonprofit started in 2007, is a must-see attraction of the arts in Punta del Este. With an exhibition building, an ...  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

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

Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)

4 star rating: Recommended 30 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

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

José Ignacio

José Ignacio (Officially Faro José Ignacio) is a very exclusive resort community near Punta del Este that attracts a number of high-profile visitors ...  Read more

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