Uruguay Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Uruguay

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Colonia del Sacramento

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

The oldest town in Uruguay, this southwestern city on the Rio de la Plata – just a short ferry ride away from Buenos Aires in Argentina -- is famed for its ...  Read more

Casapueblo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Located 13 kilometers from Punta del Este, Casapueblo is the former summer home of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró and today is a hotel, ...  Read more

Los Dedos Playa Brava (La Mano en la Arena)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Brava Beach, with the colloquial name Playa de los Dedos, or Beach of the Fingers, is a beautiful beach that attracts a mostly young crowd. With warm golden ...  Read more

Punta del Este Yacht Club

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Because Punta del Este is known as the “Monaco of South America,” it would only make sense to visit the city’s famous Punta del Este Yacht Club. While a bit ...  Read more

Rio de la Plata

4 star rating: Recommended 378 Reviews

Composing part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay, this 180-mile-long estuary is formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná ...  Read more

Rambla de Montevideo

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

With its succulent meat markets, charming Old Town, and easygoing pace of life, Montevideo is one of the most underrated cities in South America. Far less ...  Read more

Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 61 Reviews

Separating Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown areas, this popular plaza is thought to be the city’s most important one, especially since historic structures ...  Read more

Palacio Salvo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 61 Reviews

Constructed in 1928, Palacio Salvo is a historical landmark building done in a predominantly Italian Gothic-style, with classic and neo-romanticism influences ...  Read more

Gateway of the Citadel (Puerta de la Ciudadela)

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Although Montevideo was once a fortified city with majestic walls and a grand stone entrance, the colonial citadel was demolished in 1829. All that remains ...  Read more

Parliament Palace (Palacio Legislativo)

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Prior to 1973 and since 1985, Uruguay's Parliament Palace, or Palacio Legislativo, in Montevideo has served as the seat of the country's Chamber of Senators ...  Read more

José Ignacio

José Ignacio (Officially Faro José Ignacio) is a very exclusive resort community near Punta del Este that attracts a number of high-profile visitors ...  Read more

Portuguese Museum (Museo Portugues)

Those looking to learn more about Colonia’s Portuguese heritage will find plenty of interest at the Portuguese Museum (Museo Portugues), a small museum ...  Read more

El Prado

El Prado is a residential neighborhood of Montevideo that features beautiful historic homes and manicured, tree-lined streets. The area includes the former ...  Read more

Andes Museum 1972 (Museo Andes)

The Andes Museum honors the 29 Uruguayans who died in the 1972 Andes flight disaster, in which their plane crashed in the Andes Mountains en route to Santiago ...  Read more

Artigas Square

Artigas Square, or Plaza Artigas, is the spot to hit in Punta del Este if you have an interest in arts and crafts, as it plays host to the arts and crafts ...  Read more

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