Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, is a port town with a rich history. Those who travel to Montevideo will get a chance to see colorful buildings reminiscent of those in Miami and Cuba, enjoy relaxing walks on the city’s 14 miles of beach, and visit Ciudad Vieja, the city’s oldest neighborhood. Montevideo comes alive at night as bars and nightclubs play tango music that will surely get you up and dancing. Whether you’re interested in taking in the architectural sights, relax on the beach or dance the night away, Montevideo travel offers something for everyone. Consult this Montevideo travel guide for can’t miss sights and activities.
Things Not to Miss in Montevideo
• Live music and dance performances at Teatro Solis, Montevideo's best-known performance venue
• Tristán Narvaja street market, an outdoor market that takes place every Sunday
• Castillo Pittamiglio, a red brick castle built by an alchemist in 1911
• Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, a stunning Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Montevideo’s old city
• Pristine, white-sand beaches with breathtaking views
When to Go to Montevideo
Plan your Montevideo travel during October, when temperatures are comfortable, and the average rainfall dips to its lowest level of the year. If you prefer cool temperatures, visit Montevideo in July. The average daily temperature hovers around 58 degrees, meaning you won't have to worry about overheating during your sightseeing excursions.