Montevideo Things to Do

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  • 1. Plaza Independencia

    4 out of 5 stars

    We paused here while walking about the city and enjoyed the fascinating architecture of some of the surrounding buildings. Photographers, be sure to have your zoom lens so you can capture the width of...

  • 2. Ciudad Vieja

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located on a peninsula with the northern side making up the Port, the Ciudad Vieja is the historical center of the City and was once surrounded by protective walls. Argentine forces under Juan Manuel...

  • 3. Teatro Solis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    While on a walking tour of the city with a group from our cruise ship, we visited this theater and were fascinated by the tiers of boxes in the hall. Photographers: my general rule is to not use flash...

  • 4. Museo Torres García

    4 out of 5 stars

    Torres Garcia is probably the best known Uruguayan artist and this museum displays many of his works and tells the story of his life. He spent many years living in Europe, and worked with many famous...

  • 5. Mercado del Puerto

    Coming out of the Buquebus terminal and walking past the Navy/Customs building, you will wander across to the Mercado del Puerto. There is a restaurant/craft shop filledplaza on its east side. Within...

  • 6. Palcio Salvo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Often referred to as the symbol of Montevideo, the Salvo Palace was once the tallest building in South America. Although its 26 stories might not impress you, it was once the city's tallest structure....

  • 7. La Rambla

    Only a few blocks south from the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) is La Rambla, a long coastal promenade divided into various parts, including Rambla Francia, Rambla Gran Bretana and Rambla Argentina. This...

  • 8. Walking

    This is a great feature that you will find inside of Palacio Municipal : All of the floor in the main entrancehall is fully covered by a map of Montevideo and while walking over it,you can search for...

  • 9. Pocitos

    Thats Pocitos beach, we spent a lazy day walking around the bay with very frequent stops on shady benches to watch the world and, the world here are into walking and running. An entertaining day for...

  • 10. La Feria de Tristan Narvaja

    It is an open market that takes place on Sunday mornings at Tristán Narvaja Street. It is a flea market, and there you can find antiques, old records (from Gardel to Beatles), old books, pets, plants,...

  • 11. House of Parliament

    The House of Parliament (Palacio Legislativo). Built in 1925 to commemorate the declaration of independence 100 yrs. before, it houses many of the most important art objects of Montevideo, besides...

  • 12. Peatonal Sarandi

    Peatonal Sarandi is the principle walking street of the city. There are lots of cafes, boutique shops, hotels, etc. along this inviting street. The street connects many of the old districts...

  • 13. Palacio Legislativo

    Guide to this impressive Parliament for free, interesting. Is the Congress of Uruguay, you can visit Tuesday or Wednesdar until 18 of each month, and at afternoon you can see de Chamber working. It's...

  • 14. Plaza Zabala

    Plaza Zabala in Ciudad Vieja commemorates the founder of Montevideo, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. He was born in the Zabala barrio of Durango in Spain in 1682. In 1717, he was named capitán general of...

  • 15. Carrasco

    Carrasco: One cannot visit Montevideo without driving to the town of Carrasco. The traditional hotel is flanked by the marble statuary that was discovered in 1916, and serves as a monument to...

  • 16. The carnivals are the biggest feast of the culture

    we stayed with my friends in the city of Montevideo, with a group of friends, spent the time of the calls and the carnival, in the month of February. We stayed...

  • 17. party in ramirez beach

    Iemanja the queen of the waters and the peopleIt was in the summer, one hot afternoon and accurate for the feast to be held on the beaches of Montevideo, the...


    The Andes Museum honors the memory of the 29 Uruguayans who perished in the Andes in 1972, when their airplane crashed on its way from Montevideo to Santiago de...

  • 19. el cerro

    The Hill, the other side of townwe went for a walk to the hill, in the summer, where the temperature is warm and sunny, although it is best to avoid the hours...

  • 20. Eat Some Steak in a Unique Setting

    Not far from the waterfront in Montevideo, an old market building has been converted into the Mercado del Puerto, a huge set of casual restaurants and shops....

  • 21. Port a place of entry for the cruise

    We were on a South American cruise which stopped in Montevideo. Faced with the decision of what to do, we opted for a walking tour of the city downtown...

  • 22. Market a place where everyone goes

    Markets are integrating places for any community, and it is so in Montevideo. We stopped in here while on a walking tour of the city. Photographers will see...

  • 23. Constitution Plaza, a tree filled quiet space

    We were on a walking tour of the city and found Constitution Plaza to be a welcome respite from the buildings and streets with their hustle and bustle. As a...


    One of several well functioning civic squares in Montevideo, this one has all the uses of a traditional zocálo, but then combines them to positive effect. By...

  • 25. Camino de Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin is one of the most famous world explorers and naturalists. He and his crew set foot in most corners of the yet unexplored world. Uruguay and more...

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  • Feb 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Almost only within the city center?
    What about Prado, the beaches, Palacio Legislativo, Parque Batlle with Estadio Centenario, Cerro, ...
    And for me the number ONE in Montevideo is the Feria Tristán Narvaja (market on the Tristán Narvaja street) every sunday of the year.

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