Montevideo, Uruguay

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Nestled between the continent's two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation's population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay's southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted - the country is one of the most literate nations in the world while Montevideo is one of South America's most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals.

Montevideo is a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks, and historical monuments.

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  • Plaza Independencia and/or Avenida 18 de Julio Plaza Independencia and/or Avenida 18 de Julio

    Illuminated by magnificent architecture, this central plaza divides the Old Town and newer downtown of Montevideo, with the historical buildings, trendy shops and cafes of Avenida 18 de Julio as an offshoot.

  • Estancia Estancia

    Experience the life of Uruguay's iconic gaucho with a visit to a sprawling livestock ranch to sheer a sheep, watch demonstrations of horsemanship and enjoy a delicious open-fire barbecue.

  • Vineyards/Wine Tasting Vineyards/Wine Tasting

    Tour one of Uruguay's outstanding wineries to sample elegant wines and learn about the excellent soils and ideal microclimates that attracted winemakers to the area over a century ago.

  • Punta Del Este Punta Del Este

    Punta del Este is the South America's most famous seaside resorts and home to Latin American and international jet setters. A seaside resort with amusements and pleasures to satisfy the tastes of the most sophisticated tourists also has wonderful beaches.

  • Ciudad Vieja (Old City) Ciudad Vieja (Old City)

    A gateway is all that remains of the wall that once protected the oldest neighborhood in Montevideo - home to famous museums, cathedrals, theaters and stunning colonial architecture.

  • Port Market Port Market

    This indoor maze of vendors grilling tantalizing meats and selling clothing, crafts, and souvenirs is a frequent venue for local musicians and popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

  • Colonia Del Sacramento Colonia Del Sacramento

    Founded in 1680, the oldest town in Uruguay is a World Heritage Site renowned for its historic quarter featuring winding, cobblestone streets and colorful houses reminiscent of old Lisbon.

  • Legislative Palace Legislative Palace

    The graceful palace is considered one of the three most beautiful legislative buildings in the world.


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