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How to spend top weekend in Montevideo - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Teatro Solis Montevideo is an excellent place for unforgettable discoveries. Visit the Flea market for the first impressions. It is an outdoor museum where you can not only touch, but also buy exhibits. Silver, copper, and bronze exhibits, the collection of old books, and local craftsmen's pieces of art are just some of the things displayed on the flea market. Here, you can buy even a phonograph and license plates.
Montevideo greets its visitors with more than two hundreds of gastronomy establishments which specialize in the most different culinary trends. The Tandory restaurant will be of great … Open
Another unforgettable quest is the search for typical Uruguayan gifts. You can find them not only in shops, but also in the flea market mentioned above. Souvenirs in Montevideo are quite different from classic European ones. The main gift is a bombilla. It is a special bowl for national mate. In gift shops and markets, there are a lot of tools for cooking this herbal tea. After buying this coveted bowl with a straw, you should search for stylish leather high-quality items. Those who want to bring something better than a leather belt should pay attention to colorful masks made and painted manually. In Montevideo, you can also find such traditional gifts, as clay figurines and colorful T-shirts.
Rhodes Park located in the southern part of the city is a famous attraction but very few tourists stay here for a long time. At first glance, the park is quite small and ordinary. Its main secret is cute colorful parrots. They live in tree canopies. It is very interesting to watch these bright and smart birds. The park will delight photographers who can improve their skills in photographing birds. Copyright
Montevideo is a city of interesting culture and original traditions. Its visitors have a chance to witness and take part in numerous exciting ethnic fests, learn local handicraft traditions … Open
In the city center, there is an attraction many tourists don’t notice. It is colorful graffiti on the buildings on central streets. Wall paintings can be found in quite unexpected places. Admirers of contemporary art should walk in winding streets and search for the brightest and most spectacular graffiti.
Pocitos Fans of romantic entertainments should have an unforgettable city walk. When it gets dark, the central streets are empty, as many locals prefer to spend time in bars and restaurants. Walkers can enjoy calm and spacious central streets and see the sights that look different in the light of lanterns.
A historical part of Montevideo is of great interest for tourist visiting the destination. Exactly the historical part of the city concentrates a large share of significant landmarks and … Open
Another interesting feature of the Uruguayan capital is plenty of old cars. You can see retro cars abandoned literally on any street or lane. For many tourists, the search for retro cars is a real adventure. They can even sit in some cars. In others, the locals have long laid out flower-beds.
Centro y Ciudad Vieja Another way to admire the beauty of Montevideo is to get a bird’s-eye view of the city. You can do this at the restaurant located on the 24th floor of the Radisson Sas Hotel. Many tourists come here specifically to have a cup of coffee at the window and enjoy the harmonious view of city streets.
After sightseeing tours through historical landmarks and spots of Montevideo, the city offers its guests to visit numerous entertaining centers, sport centers, night clubs, boutiques and … Open

Spend Time on the Hill of El Cerro

You will have the opportunity to climb a natural landmark of the city during your vacation in Montevideo. This is the hill of El Cerro. You can take a tour of the Fortaleza General Artigas fortress once you reach its top. This fortress is located on a hill. It was erected in 1811. It is the last fort built by the Spaniards. The fortress is also the first city building. The military museum is open there today. You can also enjoy the amazing panoramic view of Montevideo while standing on El Cerro.

Entertainment in Rodo Park

The main park in Montevideo is Rodo. It is decorated in a European style. If you visit it you can walk or run through the numerous paths or feed the ducks in the small ponds. You can also enjoy the sunset with views of the Atlantic Ocean, sitting directly on the grass. You will have the opportunity to see how local artists create paintings. You can also join people doing yoga or playing Frisbee while relaxing in the park. You can also walk through the ribbon that is stretched between the tree trunks.
1. Many of local residents have a good command of foreign languages however they give preference to speak their native one. To show respect to local culture tourists should learn several … Open

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

There is wind almost always on the beaches located in the vicinity of the city. Therefore, you will have a chance to go kitesurfing and windsurfing. You can bring all the necessary equipment with you or rent it at one of the specialized stations. They are located on the beaches. There aren't many people there. Experienced instructors work on each of them. They will be happy to teach a novice kayaker or windsurfer the basics of conquering waves, standing on the board. They will also help professional athletes work out new tricks.
Montevideo - Plaza de Independencia If you have your equipment you can ride on any beach. However, you will need to rent a wetsuit. This is because the water is quite cool here. But if you are a fan of surfing it will be better to take a trip from the city along the Uruguayan coast. You can visit good surf spots. There are few places to practice this sport in the vicinity of Montevideo.
In Montevideo, tourists’ most favorite place for shopping is Mercado del Puerto located in a beautiful historic pavilion. Gourmets will be impressed by meat delicacies. Here, you can … Open

Stand on the Observation Deck of the Cabo Polonio Lighthouse

You can go from Montevideo to the Cabo Polonio Peninsula. You will be able to visit the main architectural landmark of the district. This is a lighthouse with the same name and strategic significance. It was built of brick in 1881. It is still active. If you arrive here early in the morning on any day of the week you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy the surrounding area.
Plaza Independencia

See Montevideo from a Great Height

You can enjoy the sights of Montevideo from a great height. You should visit the 35-story ANTEL skyscraper to do this. It was built in art Nouveau style in 2002. It is considered the tallest city building today. The skyscraper is owned by an Uruguayan mobile operator. It is located on the shore of a picturesque Bay 2 kilometers north of the business district of Montevideo.
The city was founded in the early 18th century by the Spanish. The purpose of founding Montevideo was rather peculiar. It was a fortress city, which helped the Spanish to control the actions … Open
The building is 160 meters high. Offices of various companies, a conference hall, a telecommunications museum, rooms for antennas, and other equipment are located in it. The observation deck is located on the 26th floor. You can quickly reach it using the panoramic elevator. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent view of not only the city but also the Atlantic Ocean once on it.
Rio da Prata

BLU Park Entertainment Center

The entertainment center was opened in Roosevelt Park in 2014. It consists of 4 thematic zones: theater, children's, Vertigo, and Esfuerzo fisico y mental. If you visit the last 2 zones you will be able to check the strength of your vestibular apparatus and the level of physical endurance. You will also have the opportunity to solve interesting puzzles. You can take advantage of extreme rides. For example, this is an Ascensores Elevator. It falls sharply from a 17-meter height. There is also a Tagada here. You will have to dance while in the centrifuge. You can also use Super Aventura. It is a 3-stage obstacle course.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Uruguay

Epiphany, as well as Children’s Day, is celebrated on January 6 in Uruguay. Local people dance, sing songs, and feat on this holiday. Kings’ ring is the traditional dessert for Epiphany. This is a round-shaped cake with fruit that has a hole in the middle, and a figurine of baby Jesus is put into this hole. Children leave bowls with water and velour grasses or vegetables for wise men’s camels near their shoes, and parents fill their shoes with gifts at night. Festivities and divine services in churches are common in Uruguay on this holiday. There can be parades in big cities with real camels and people dressed as wise men. Fans of jazz who visit Uruguay in January simply ought to arrive in Mercedes because this city hosts the annual Jazz Festival. More than a hundred of jazzmen perform on the street scene. There are also many professional and amateur jazz musicians who play their music on many streets of the city. … Open
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