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Uruguay, where colonial architecture rubs shoulders with low-rise skyscrapers and 15 miles of beach-front rambla to explore during the summers. Montevideo might be the world’s most chilled-out capital, the Uruguayans’ chill attitude toward life. You can walk the whole city from Barrio Sur areas and picturesque Ciudad Vieja if overrun Mercado del Puerto marketplace, while enjoying the bronze status of the founding fathers’ stand in leafy plazas.

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Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay offers travelers a range of exciting experiences, from exploring the busy urban center of Montevideo to partying in Punta del Este, taking in the breathtaking natural beauty of Uruguay’s countryside and enjoying Montevideo’s late summer carnival includes dance troupes beating out spirited African-influenced rhythms on large drums played by a 50-strong cuerda group and energetic dancing — during Uruguay’s two-month celebration, Carnaval, which starts mid-January, is largely based on candombe, dance, and rhythms devised by African slaves in the 19th century.

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Montevideo is a dynamic city that combines modernity with a rich history. The European immigration brought ideas from the “old continent,” which you can see in the city’s architecture. 

Known as the Saint Tropez of South America for its unspoiled beaches and exceptional architecture, Punta del Este will amaze you with its variety of sights, luxury hotels, international gastronomy, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife.

BEST TIME TO VISIT URUGUAY: DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY

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  • Explore Montevideo’s architectural diversity
  • Punta del Este: 3-hour Guided Tour with Sunset at Casapueblo
  • Visit the towns of Tacuarembo, the country’s monument to the Gaucho
  • Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja Photo Walking Tour with Audio Guide
  • Sail and fish at Punta del Este on the Uruguayan Riviera
  • From Punta del Este: José Ignacio Wine Experience
  • Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour
  • Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour
  • Watch a game between Nacional and Penarol, the country’s beloved football teams
  • Partying in Punta del Este, renowned for its trendy nightlife
  • Explore the pristine beaches in Carrasco, a short-trip outside Montevideo
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Tours & Activities to have in Uruguay: Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja Walking Tour

Explore Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja on a 2.5-hour cultural walk. Immerse yourself in the rich colonial history of the Old Town as your guide points out the details of intricate neoclassical facades. Dignified and bustling, the Ciudad Vieja provides a setting straight out of a movie.

Walk down the Boulevard Sarandi, location for many of the city’s museums, art galleries, and nightclubs. Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary about the most important characters in the city’s development and how they made the city grow through novel marketing schemes.

View a 42-foot (13-meter) stretch of the city’s original wall, and stroll along the 25 de Mayo to learn about the original layout of Montevideo’s historic buildings, putting the first colonial Governor’s Home into its current-day context.

Discover the mysteries hidden in the facade of the emblematic Palacio Salvo. Finish the tour at the Mercado del Puerto, where you can grab a bite of traditional food, if you like.

Highlights

  • Explore the Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo — Uruguay’s capital
  • Admire the restored Teatro Solis, Uruguay’s oldest theater
  • Learn about the symbolism on the facade of the iconic Palacio Salvo
  • Enjoy the stories, both tragic and comedic, about the National History Museum
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CAPITAL: MONTEVIDEO
AREA:  176,220 SQ KM 
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: SPANISH

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Montevideo coastline, extended carnival season and UNESCO cultural heritage sites make Uruguay the Latin American vacation spot tp add to your bucket list.

A top spot to explore is the town of Colonia del Sacramento — Founded by the Portuguese in 1680. A 17th-century convent, lighthouse and the heart of the UNESCO-protected Barrio Historico, while vintage automobiles offer up a Havana-esque ambiance.

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The Paisaje Industrial Fray Bentos (Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape) exemplify the provide “evidence of this interchange of human values between European society as well as the South American inhabitants of this 19th and 20th century,” according to UNESCO.

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Top Things to do and explore in Uruguay:

  • Feria de Tristán Narvaja
    Plaza Matriz
  • Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
  • Casapueblos 
  • Museo de la Revolución Industrial
    La Mano en la Arena
    Mercado del Puerto 
  • Museo del Gaucho
    Monte de Ombúes
    Fortaleza de Santa Teresa
  • Porton del Campo 
  • Palacio Legislativo
    Faro Cabo Polonio
  • Playa de los Ingleses
  • Puerto Viejo
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