Montevideo VacationsUruguay
Vibrant, eclectic, and with a rich culture, Montevideo is all at once beachside luxury and cosmopolitan grunge. With art deco and neoclassical buildings in the historic downtown district, modern high-rises and posh beach communities in the southeast, and a vibrant theater and arts scene, Montevideo is like Uruguay's Copacabana.

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Reviews of Montevideo

Navneet Agarwal
Navneet Agarwal
11/02/2019

I was there for approx 19 months, good time there in carnival, outdoor, best for people who look forward for peace, green. quite expensive, but few places like Colonia, punta del este, cabo polonia are worth visiting.

Angélica Zignani
Angélica ZignaniSao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil
25/03/2017

Whats a beautiful Place and interesting monument. If you stay around take this visit.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford (town), New York
03/04/2015

This is the capital, a port city and the largest city in Uruguay. There is a laid back vibe with nice colonial architecture. We were there on a Sunday so the stores were not open but there is a very large street market that was very colorful. Watch out for pickpockets at the market!

Nerds on the Road
Nerds on the RoadAlamogordo, New Mexico, USA
22/11/2013

When I lived in Argentina and when I was just visiting I went here several times to renew me or my friend's visas. It really is that easy, and you can stay forever - as long as every three months you go to Uruguay (not super cheap but cheaper than fees). Montevideo was a blast, we stayed in a great little Hostel with a big red door, went out for drinks, I had a giant bowl of mozzarella (because being there a short time and before smart phones it was impossible to find anything vegetarian). Lots of cheap lager beers like Argentina as well, hard to find a good dark beer. We walked around the city all days, and down to the beach. My first time there, I don't know what was up but there were men with machine guns on every corner in the center and occasionally small groups of soldiers marching through plazas. We didn't ask, just gleefully pretended we had walked into a police state (though actually Argentina and Uruguay have an ugly, ugly police state history that's quite scary). Must go.

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