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With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world. Founded in the 1720s, this energetic capital proudly preserves its rich history and heritage, boasting both tall skyscrapers and a string of Neoclassical buildings largely responsible for the city's European flavor. Among the most popular things to do in Montevideo, walking tours of the old town reveal a compact neighborhood packed with prominent colonial-era buildings and major cultural institutions. The city remains one of South America's most entertaining centers, offering visitors a chance to explore renowned theaters, lively beachfront clubs, and cozy tango bars. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Montevideo and add them to your vacation plans using our Uruguay trip planner.
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Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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