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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Opera House
“The oldest theater in Uruguay and the entire western hemisphere. Located in the old town of Montevideo, near the Independence Square. Built according to the design of the Italian architect Carlo Zucchi in the neoclassical style and officially opened on August 25, 1856. The side wings of the building were completed in 1874 under the direction of the French architect Victor Rabu. The theater is named after the Spanish discoverer Juan Diaz de Solis. This is the history of the country.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Flea Market
“This is one of the most amazing parks in the city, it's truly incredible how the Uruguayan culture values their public spaces and make the most of them. Make sure to visit on a day you have good weather, and sit by the Rambla with the locals at sunset. Here you will find statues, fountains, wandering walkways, a pond with boats to rent, cafes and plenty of space to sit on the grass in the sun. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Market
“Built inside a refurbished train station the building space is quite beautiful. This market has plenty of tourist shops, a food court, and other curated food stalls. If you have a rainy day and need something to do its a nice place to visit. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“carcel famosa uruguaya que fue transformada en un icono shopping de montevideo”
  • 92 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Open every day except for Monday, the National Museo is a FREE gallery located in Parque Rodo. They always have an interesting exhibit of local work and foreign art. If you are in the area it's worth a visit. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Stadium
“Historical Museum and football matches almost every weekend. A great place to go if you love football”
  • 62 locals recommend
Food Court
“Although very touristic its quite the experience if you are a meat lover! This market is located at the end of Ciudad Vieja and was built in an old train station. The theme of this market is Uruguayan Parilla (BBQ). Go here if you want an Anthony Bourdain (amazing food journalist) moment.”
  • 73 locals recommend
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Neighborhood
“Ciudad Vieja (Old City) is the tourism center of the city and for good reason it's beautiful! It won't take you very long though one day is enough. Walk down Sarandi street starting at the Puerta de la Ciudadela (entrance to Ciudad Vieja). From there you will pass may courtyards, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, and art galleries. Make sure to look up, the architecture is stunning in that part of the city. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
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Shopping Mall
“ Street full of entertainment. Movie Cinema, McDonalds, Freddos Ice Cream, Suchi, Clothing stores, Household goods.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Market
“Mercado Ferrando is a lively industrial space packed with various food stall and vendors. It's a fun place to stop by and have a drink or a light meal. This space is often trying something new, and the various stalls offer a nice variety of food options. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Uruguay is a creative hub and there are art galleries absolutely everywhere. Make sure to visit the Garcia and Gurvich museum while in the old city. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Garden
“Educational garden featuring lush grounds & collections of native & international plant species.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Uno de los más visitados restaurantes de la zona; carta muy amplia y buenos vinos. One of the most visited restaurants in the area; Very extensive menu and good wines.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Shows musicales, ballet, opera y mas. ------------ Musical shows, ballet, opera and more”
  • 33 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Tristán Narvaja street market is a traditional street market that takes place every Sunday in Montevideo. In the middle of Cordón neighbourhood, Tristán Narvaja street stretches from 18 de Julio Avenue through La Paz street. Great selection of Antiques. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Uno de los más visitados restaurantes de la zona; carta muy amplia y buenos vinos. One of the most visited restaurants in the area; Very extensive menu and good wines.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mingus is one of our all-time favorite dinner places to eat! The often have both vegetarian and meat dishes that are always unbelievably delicious. On Tuesdays they have Jazz night, make sure to go around 9 pm to get a good seat. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“Moderno e imaginativo lugar con un menu original. Decorado de forma linda y comida rica. /// Modern and imaginative place with an original menu. Nicely decorated and tasty food.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Edificio emblema de la arquitectura de nuestro país. Forma parte ineludible de un recorrido por la ciudad. Admirarlo desde el exterior es sólo el comienzo de un recorrido que puede hacerse dentro su interior. Sin dudas, recomiendo las visitas guiadas para tomar real dimensión de toda su belleza. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“es un antiguo bar clásico montevideano que ha sido reconstruido en un sitio especial. Su especialidad son los brunch”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar para comer, tomar copas y música.------ Bar for eating, drinking and music”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
“Si te gusta la cerveza artesanal es el lugar indicado, con mesas compartidas.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Tapas y muy buenos tragos. Para los pochos recomiendo el volcán de chocolate!!”
  • 12 locals recommend

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