Known for being walkable and business-friendly, Downtown Montevideo is an economical neighborhood, offering convenient options for restaurants, bars, and cheese. In addition to its architecture, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with art and theater. With hotels and accommodation to suit everyone's tastes, Downtown Montevideo serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Montevideo area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Montevideo
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Stroll the halls at Pedagogico Jose Pedro Varela Museum, Gaucho Museum, or Contemporary Art Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Teatro Circular de Montevideo, Sala Zitarrosa, and Sala Verdi Theater. Fountain of Locks, Salvo Palace, and Estévez Palace are monuments worth a look. Learn about the local history at Palacio Piria, Montevideo Cabildo, and House of General Jose Garibaldi. Create some family memories at Zoo Avilla Dolores and Japanese Garden of Montevideo.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Batlle Park, Rose Garden Meadow, or Botanical Garden are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Explore nature at Ombu Tree and Flores Island. With a shopping trip to Artisan Market, Louvre Antiques, or Tristan Narvaja Flea Market, you might find that perfect souvenir. Puerto de Montevideo, Port Market, and Mercado Agricola de Montevideo are other spots for some local fun.
Why not visit Plaza Fabini, Cagancha Square, and Municipal Center of Photography while you're here? You can also stop by Auditorio Nacional del Sodre, Independencia Square, and Museum of the History of Art.
Getting around Downtown Montevideo
You can inquire about options for water travel at the port.
Downtown Montevideo is 10.4 miles (16.8 km) from the airport in Montevideo (MVD-Carrasco Intl.).