Small and colonial

1 Jan to 01 Jan
Montevideo breathes nostalgia in every corner and every person, merging with its modern spirit and great quality of life. The largest city in Uruguay is small and welcoming, perfect for walking and observing how the historical past is still present.

It does not take much time to fully discover this charming destination. Begin your itinerary by walking through the buildings of the colonial era in the Ciudad Vieja and in the Plaza Independencia where the magnificent Puerta de la Ciudadela is located - gateway to the city during the colonial period. Walk towards the Plaza de la Constitución where you will find the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo, where the most important decisions of the country were taken and which now houses the Municipal Museum and Historical Archive. A mandatory stop is Mercado del Puerto, where you can enjoy an excellent parrillada accompanied by a national red wine and a dulce de leche for dessert - the perfect meal to recover energies!

Restart your itinerary with a visit to other emblematic places of the city, such as the Congress headquarters, the World Trade Centre Montevideo and the Solis Theatre - the highest exponent of the Montevideo culture. Get to know the several local museums, such as the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Stroll along the main avenue of the city - Avenida 18 de Julio - where you will have at your disposal several shops and restaurants and from where you can observe another iconic building: the Salvo Palace. The city is flat and very inviting to walks or cycling so take as much time as you want to discover every corner. As the end of the day approaches, go to the top of the Cerro to observe the beautiful sunset and take lots of pictures next to the old Spanish fort.