Things to do in Montevideo

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Things to Do in Montevideo

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  • SunSallyTayshun
    24 contributions
    The Rambla is iconic, and so wonderful to visit on many different days for different reasons. My personal favorite part of it is the stretch near the port, but each part of the Rambla has its charm. Take an early morning walk or jog, and watch the ships come in and the fisherman start their day. Go for an early evening stroll and watch one of Uruguay's famous sunsets. Be like a local and grab a folding chair and go sit there to drink mate, watch the waves or read. The Rambla is one of the best parts of the city.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Veronica R
    Rivera, Uruguay2 contributions
    Pocitos is a beautiful neighborhood, bordered by the coast, the promenade is available all year round !!. The great gastronomic and commercial offer makes it a beautiful and entertaining area.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Duquesadiner
    Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
    This was probably the highlight of our city tour. For the most part we saw buildings that were in a poor state of repair and areas that needed a lot of regeneration. The theatre stands out as it is so beautiful, not quite expected in its location. I understand there is a tour inside but we didn’t have the time to take it, such a pity.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada9,175 contributions
    We stopped here on our cruise-ship booked tour of Montevideo. It is a beautiful iron-constructed market with a wide variety of stores (including agricultural products). We were happy that they had a pharmacy where I could pick up a muscle relaxant recommended by our ship's doctor for my wife's pulled muscle injury. I had earlier tried to get this in Argentina without success and our ship could not provide it.
    Mercado Agricola Montevideo was declared a National Historic Monument in 1999 and is well worth a visit. In addition to the pharmacy and agricultural products, there are several restaurants and lots of tourist shops for souvenirs.
    Written 28 April 2020
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  • Veronica R
    Rivera, Uruguay2 contributions
    Square Independencia is huge but quiet. The huge statue in the middle and also the palace in the corner is amazing.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Valerie P
    Hot Springs Village, AR125 contributions
    Without a doubt this is the most worthwhile time spent in a museum. The displays are well done, the information very complete and an excellent chronology of the events of the flight and survival. Give yourself at least 1.5-2 hrs. to visit. The exhibits are very moving and elicited many emotions.
    Jorg P.A. Thomsen, Director, gave us a wealth of descriptive second hand information from his face to face conversation(s) with survivors. Very touching.
    Don't miss a stop at the gift shop before you leave.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Ebarbosa
    Rio de Janeiro90 contributions
    Good and calm place, good conditions in the historical center. It´s a good place for memories pictures.
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • Darryl C
    2 contributions
    I was hosting out of town guest. The server did a phenomenal job translating all of the terms on the menu from Spanish into English. The service was really good. The table setting clean and crisp. The meal was fine. Outdoor seating was perfect on a pleasant sunny day in the middle of summer in Montevideo. Delightful.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • 2trvlers
    Hendersonville, NC76 contributions
    We arranged directly with the Bodega Bouza winery for a tour and wine tasting lunch during our one day cruise stop in Montevideo. The van picked us up just across the street from the cruise ship pier. While the winery was very busy because of the national holiday, the tour group at the winery was small and in English. After enjoying the lovely scenery and winery buildings we had an excellent wine tasting lunch. There are two set menus to choose from, so my husband and I each had a different one - we tasted and drank everything that way. The wines were excellent and the food was delicious and interesting. This was one of the best experience we had during our cruise. Easy to arrange directly with the winery and very smoothly run. Excellent experience - we highly recommend! Thy explained that if you pay at the winery by credit card you are not charged the tax, therefore don't pay in cash.
    Written 25 March 2020
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  • Tupelo010835
    Denton, TX1,962 contributions
    Had heard about this place so decided to go a bit out of the way to visit. Not a lot going on. Not a bad thing necessarily. We were just looking for a place to stroll and maybe sit a while. Didn't disappoint.
    Written 20 March 2020
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  • Denis T
    Sao Paulo, SP143 contributions
    A nice place to take some pictures. It wasn't crowded and it has a beautiful view from Pocitos beach.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • Denis T
    Sao Paulo, SP143 contributions
    The best 360º view of the city from the top of the building. Definitely the best place to spend some time during a sunny day. It's free!
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • Duquesadiner
    Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
    This was possibly the highlight of our city tour of Montevideo. This building is really impressive and we were told at one time it was one of the tallest in South America. Whether true or not you could spend quite a while studying the facade, which is really impressive. It is certainly the most imposing structure near Independence Square and well worth stopping at.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Climber323686
    Montevideo, Uruguay3 contributions
    Nice place to eat and buy some nice things (specially grappamiel, an uruguaian spirit), easy to find, in the city center
    Written 19 January 2021
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  • DITTER S
    7 contributions
    Architecturally, it is a historic building that dates back to 1908, if I am not mistaken. It is a true palace, a wonder within Montevideo that keeps the richest part of the history of this country.
    Written 22 February 2022
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