Things to Do & Attractions in Montevideo

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Rambla de Montevideo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

With its succulent meat markets, charming Old Town, and easygoing pace of life, Montevideo is one of the most underrated cities in South America. Far less ...  Read more

Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)

4 star rating: Recommended 42 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 42 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

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

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

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

Football Museum (Museo del Fútbol)

Many don’t know that Montevideo was host to the very first World Cup final in 1930 at the Estadio Centenario. Today, part of the stadium is home to the Museo ...  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

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 Agricultural Market (Mercado Agricola Montevideo)

Housed in a beautiful historic building, the Montevideo Agricultural Market is over 100 years old and one of the Uruguay’s largest markets. After falling into ...  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

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