Cuidad Vieja, the Old Town, is where some of the best sights are located, as well as lots of excellent cheap hotels in Montevideo, so it's an ideal place to base yourself in the city. La Plaza Independencia is the hub of Old Town and is a great spot for people-watching while you enjoy a coffee. For an insight into Uruguay's past, visit the National History Museum, which encompasses several buildings with different themes. La Rambla is a 14-mile street that runs through the city along the riverfront—it's a great place for a stroll, especially in the evening. Uruguay is a small country, so many great attractions are within a day trip of the city. Think about Montevideo car rentals if you want to see more of the country. Colonia del Sacramento is one of the oldest towns in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Punta del Este is one of the best and busiest beaches in Uruguay.
Recurring Festivals and Events
The biggest event on Montevideo's calendar is the annual Carnival, taking place on the Monday and Tuesday before Lent. The whole city comes out to party and watch the parade, shows, and live performances on the colorfully decorated streets. This is a popular time of the year for Montevideo vacations when hotels can fill up quickly, so be sure to book well in advance.
To make your way to Uruguay, book one of our Montevideo packages and take advantage of the Travelocity Price Guarantee. We will match a lower price and refund the difference, so you'll have plenty of pesos for partying.