Montevideo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay - Tourist Attractions
A very popular place in Uruguay is Montevideo. It is blessed with a number of beautiful sights, rich South American history and a number of entertainment options along with warm and friendly people.
Uruguay has a very popular opera and music theatre called the Teatro Solis. This was named after the Spaniard who was the first to walk on the future Uruguayan soil. You can go and enjoy the country’s best musical shows and cultural events in its legendary acoustic hall.
For those interested in exploring some culturally active and vibrant areas of the city, Barrio Sur is the right place for you. It is the liveliest places of the city with its unique African-Uruguayan community that is known for an extremely artistic pulse. The weekends are special with lots of spots to dance to candombe, an African influenced Uruguayan rhythm.
The El Cabildo museum can easily hold you fascinated, as it is the colonial style of the first town hall of Uruguay. You can have a look at the costumes, the vast collection of antiques and archives of Uruguay’s history.
Mercado del Puerto is another popular sight of Montevideo. This was opened in 1868 and used to be a train station in the past. Admire the architecture, the massive wrought iron structure. Don’t forget to try the seafood preparations or the popular meat grilling parillas from one of the restaurants on that street. The Weekend is the right time to go as you can then enjoy live musicians, craft tables and watch a number of artists with their works too.
Don’t miss the country’s national art museum, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes. It has lovely art collection from the birth of Uruguay as a culture and a nation to contemporary artists.
Besides these sights, the city also has a very lively atmosphere that is also responsible for making Montevideo one of the most visited places in Uruguay.
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