Montevideo Travel Guide

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Uruguay's only real metropolis has its share of glitzy shopping avenues and modern office buildings. But few visitors come here specifically in search of urban pleasures. This city of 1½ million doesn't have the whirlwind vibe of Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, but it's a fine old city with sumptuous, if worn, colonial architecture, and a massive coastal promenade that—as it passes fine beaches, restaurants, and numerous parks—recalls the sunny sophistications of the Mediterranean. In fact, if you've been to Buenos Aires, Montevideo may strike you as a smaller, more manageable, less expensive incarnation of Argentina's capital.

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Montevideo Hotels

Many downtown hotels are grouped around the big three squares, Plaza Independencia, Plaza Fabini, and Plaza Cagancha. In the weeks before and after Carnaval...read more

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Montevideo Restaurants

Menus don't vary much in Montevideo—meat is always the main dish—so the food may not provide a distraction from the blinding light (even the most fashionable...read more

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  • Safety & Precautions

    Although Montevideo doesn't have the problems with crime that larger cities in South America do, it's best to watch your wallet in crowded markets... Read more

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