The Best Things to Do in Montevideo

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Montevideo

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Flea Markets

Popular things to do in Montevideo

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Landmark
Plaza Independencia
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Ciudad Vieja
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Pocitos
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Rambla de Montevideo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world. Founded in the 1720s, this energetic capital proudly preserves its rich history and heritage, boasting both tall skyscrapers and a string of Neoclassical buildings largely responsible for the city's European flavor. Among the most popular things to do in Montevideo, walking tours of the old town reveal a compact neighborhood packed with prominent colonial-era buildings and major cultural institutions. The city remains one of South America's most entertaining centers, offering visitors a chance to explore renowned theaters, lively beachfront clubs, and cozy tango bars. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Montevideo and add them to your vacation plans using our Uruguay trip planner.

Shopping in Montevideo

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Flea Market
Mercado del Puerto
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Punta Carretas Shopping
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Tres Cruces
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Wine Shop Los Cerros de San Juan
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Montevideo

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Art Museum
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo Punta Ballena
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Pizzorno Family Estates Canelones
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lookout
Mirador Punta Ballena Punta Ballena
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa Punta Colorada Piriapolis
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Montevideo

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Beer Tasting / Tour
The Wine Experience
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Art Museum
Palacio Taranco
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Montevideo

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Religious Site
Catedral de Montevideo
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Castillo Pittamiglio
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Basilica Nuestra Senora del Carmen
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Montevideo

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Specialty Museum
1972 Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Azulejo
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Fortaleza del Cerro
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Free Walking Tour
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tamborilearte
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Government Building
Palacio Legislativo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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