Montevideo

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The capital and largest city of Uruguay combines history and architecture with theaters and live music, beaches and waterfront walks.

Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, blends a distinct European flavor with a welcoming small-town feel. Enjoy the many aspects of this coastal city: 18th- and 19th-century edifices in its historic center, a vibrant arts scene and upmarket beachside suburbs.

Start your visit in the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town), the historical area that sits on a western peninsula of the city. Here you’ll find major attractions, such as the Mercado del Puerto, a market area with parrillas (steakhouses), craft shops and street performers. Spot European art and furniture at the Museum of Decorative Arts, set inside the French-style Palacio Taranco.

Stroll along pedestrianized Sarandi street and browse galleries, antique stores and stands selling artisanal items. Stop at Plaza Constitución to admire the 18th-century Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral and the 19th-century neoclassical old city hall, the Montevideo Cabildo.

Take time to explore Plaza Independencia, which connects the Ciudad Vieja with central Montevideo. Look for the Puerta de la Ciudadela (Gateway of the Citadel), the last-surviving landmark of fortified Montevideo. See work by Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres Garcia at the Museo Torres Garcia. Watch an opera or take a backstage tour at Teatro Solís.

Make your way over to Parque Batlle and experience the passion of a South American soccer match at the Centenary Stadium. Soccer fans will appreciate the displays of memorabilia at the Museum of Football.

Be sure to walk along picturesque La Rambla, a riverside promenade that stretches from the city port through exclusive beach suburbs such as Pocitos and Carrasco. The promenade is lined with public parks, beaches, bars and restaurants. It’s also home to the open-air Teatro de Verano, a main venue during the city’s carnival celebrations. Come here to watch traditional murga and candombé song and dance performances.

Reach Montevideo by plane, bus or ferry. Once in the city, use the efficient and low-cost public buses to get around. Consider using long-haul bus services or renting a car to see more of this small country known for its wine-growing regions, beautiful beaches and friendly locals.

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4 out of 5
Arturo Prat 3755, Montevideo
The price is HK$455 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Situated in the entertainment district, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Montevideo Shopping Mall and World Trade Center. Buceo Beach and Monumento ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (672 reviews)
"Muy bueno el hotel y el desayuno, pero en la suit no nos dejaron siquiera una botella de agua de cortesia, había que bajar a comprar ya que no hay servicio a la habitación! Igualmente súper disfruta le la estadía"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

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Hyatt Centric Montevideo
Hyatt Centric Montevideo
4.5 out of 5
Rambla República del Perú 1479, Montevideo
The price is HK$1,051 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Pocitos, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pocitos Beach and World Trade Center. Montevideo Shopping Mall and Monumento La Carreta are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (541 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. Great service and wonderful staff"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Hyatt Centric Montevideo
Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa
Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,246 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Located in Carrasco, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Carrasco Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Roosevelt Park and Landia. World Trade Center and Monumento ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (323 reviews)
"Wonderful"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa
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Quijano Apart & Suites
Quijano Apart & Suites
3.5 out of 5
Carlos Quijano 1281, Montevideo, Montevido
The price is HK$365 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in Montevideo Centro, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fountain of Locks and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Centenario Stadium. Museum of the History of ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Atendimento extraordinário, atenciosos , Garagem inclusa em um prédio na mesma quadra e excelente, bem localizado com diversos mercados próximos , perto da principal avenida da cidade e diversas atrações turísticas! Quarto muito pequeno e confortável , faltando alguns itens que estavam descritos ..."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

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Gema Luxury Suites
Gema Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Roque Graseras 644, Montevideo
The price is HK$545 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in Punta Carretas, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Rambla of Montevideo and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Centenario Stadium. Feria De Villa Biarritz ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (248 reviews)
"Nice hotel, convenient location, friendly staff. there was no parking onsite for usd 15"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Gema Luxury Suites
Excelente Apartamento en el Centro de Montevideo Para 4 Huéspedes
Excelente Apartamento en el Centro de Montevideo Para 4 Huéspedes
Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo
Located in Montevideo Centro, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fountain of Locks and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Centenario Stadium. Montevideo Museum ...
Excelente Apartamento en el Centro de Montevideo Para 4 Huéspedes
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