Uruguay Tourist Attractions
Punta del Este is the country's most prestigious resort city. This city of summering combines activities for all styles. Miles of wonderful coasts and clear waters, houses with magnificent gardens and incredible sunsets.
The Colonial Heart of Montevideo
The Old City is full of art galleries, antique shops, auction houses, enchanting book stores, quaint bars, historic cafes and most of the capital’s best restaurants.
From the ornamental gate at the entrance of the town, to the Plaza Matriz as its heart, the eclectic architecture will captivate you. Attractions include the city’s opera house (Teatro Solis), the Cathedral and the Gurvich Museum. Make sure not to miss the Palacio Taranco, the Museum for Decorative Arts that takes up a whole city block.
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Looking for a panama hat? Or a new pair of laces? Or a gerbil?
Come to the Tristán Narvaja flea market on a Sunday morning and you can buy any of these things – and much more besides. For many Montevideo residents Sunday would not be Sunday without a stroll through "Tristán", often with their mate gourd and thermos flask in hand, to thumb nostalgically through stacks of old LPs, squint at pages of stamps, or just buy the week's fruit and vegetables.
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Colonia del Sacramento, in the Rio de la Plata region of Uruguay, is filled with old colonial buildings and cobbled streets. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for its architectural value.
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The city was founded by the Spanish in the early eighteenth century, with settlers from across South American and Europe emigrating here over the centuries. The evidence of this culturally diverse population is most noticeable in its eclectic architecture. Montevideo has stunning beaches, museums and theatres.
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