Montevideo Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Nightlife Lovers
- 74%History Buffs
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (38)
- MontevideoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 22, 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.
- MontevideoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 01, 2012
Montevideo, Uruguay was founded by Spanish explorers in 1726. The Spanish wanted a colony here to keep an eye on the Portugese in Brazil and Colonia del Sacremento. Montevideo serves as the commerical and political hub of Uruguay, a country of around three million people.
- MontevideoMember ofFoodiesJul 05, 2012
This is a different city. Seems to have stopped in time. A decadent beauty, quiet and peaceful. You can make good walking tours, and when tired, Get a taxi, because it is very cheap.
Do not miss the Rambla, the public market, where it is sold Uruguayan barbecue and a tour in downtown. The dulce de leche and chocolate candies there are the very best. Best to visit in spring or fall, because summer is too hot and winter is cold. There is a wind current called Minuano, which brings the chill from the south pole.
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