Montevideo Sights

Modern Montevideo expanded outward from the peninsular Ciudad Vieja, the Old City, still noted for its narrow streets and mix of elegant colonial and art deco architecture. El Prado, an exclusive enclave a few miles north of the city center, is peppered with lavish mansions and grand parks. When you remember that these mansions were once summer homes for aristocratic Uruguayans who spent most of

the year elsewhere, you'll get some idea of the wealth this small country once enjoyed.

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For Montevideo's quintessential lunch experience, head to the old port market, a restored 1868 building of vaulted iron beams and colored...

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