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Uruguay

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Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs. Our Uruguay trip planner allows you to schedule your trip to Uruguay, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Places to visit in Uruguay

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Landmark
Plaza Independencia Montevideo
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo Punta Ballena
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Barrio Historico Colonia del Sacramento
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
The Fingers of Punta del Este Punta del Este
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Uruguay

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Specialty Museum
Museo Del Mar La Barra
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa Solanas Punta Ballena
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Bridge
Puente Leonel Viera La Barra
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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National Park
Santa Teresa National Park Rocha
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

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Playa Mansa Punta del Este
4.5
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Beach
Playa Montoya La Barra
4.3
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Beach
Playa Brava Punta del Este
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Playa Punta Colorada Piriapolis
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Uruguay

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Flea Market
Mercado del Puerto Montevideo
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Shopping Mall
Tres Cruces Montevideo
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Farmers Market
Punta Ballena Market Punta Ballena
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Punta Carretas Shopping Montevideo
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Uruguay

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Mountain
Pan De Azucar Pan de Azucar
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Isla Gorriti Maldonado
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Island
Isla de Lobos Punta del Este
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Laguna de Rocha Rocha
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Uruguay

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Art Museum
Palacio Taranco Montevideo
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Ralli Museum Punta del Este Punta del Este
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo Portugues Colonia del Sacramento
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
1972 Museum Montevideo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Free Walking Tour Montevideo
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tamborilearte Montevideo
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Neighborhood
Pocitos Montevideo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Rambla de Montevideo Montevideo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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