Curious about what to do in Montevideo? There are so many options in the Uruguayan capital that you'll need plenty of time! A good place to start is Old Town, the historic center of the city where buildings and monuments from different eras and trends can be found. Look especially for the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the most popular things to see in Montevideo. Other Montevideo attractions in this area include Independence Square, Salvo Palace, and Solís Theatre.
The beaches of along the waterfront are the site of a number of exciting Montevideo activities and are one of the great attractions of the city. La Rambla de Montevideo will lead you through the 22 miles of city beaches, so if you like sun, sea, and sand you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Montevideo. Pocitos (in the neighborhood of the same name), Carrasco, and Malvin are among the most popular beaches.
For more historical places to visit in Montevideo, look for the museums. The National Museum of Visual Arts in Parque Rodó has the largest collection of works by Uruguayan artists. Symbols of the colonial era, the Cabildo Museum and Royal Prison, are other top attractions in Montevideo. And if you're traveling with kids and looking for child-friendly stuff to do in Montevideo, check out the Lecocq Park and zoo and the wetlands of the St. Lucia Natural Park.
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