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Montevideo

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Things to do: sightseeing, shopping, nightlife
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. Plan your holiday in Montevideo and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Uruguay tourist route planner.
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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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