Top things to do in Montevideo

Top Choice Museum in Montevideo

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

Uruguay’s largest collection of paintings is housed here in Parque Rodó. The spacious rooms are graced with works by Blanes, Cúneo, Figari, Gurvich, Torres García and other famous Uruguayans. For a closer look at so…
Top Choice Cafe in Montevideo


Tucked into a beautifully restored Cordón home, Escaramuza impresses on many levels. Cross the threshold to discover one of Montevideo's most attractive bookshops. A few paces further and you've entered the seductiv…
Top Choice Tapas in Montevideo

Candy Bar

At this cool corner eatery, colorful folding chairs fill the sidewalk beneath a spreading sycamore tree, while the chefs inside mix drinks, whip up meals and juggle fresh-baked bread behind a countertop overhung wit…
Top Choice Vegan in Montevideo

La Fonda

Grab a table on the pedestrianized street, or enter the high-ceilinged, brick-walled interior to watch the wild-haired chefs bantering to cool jazz as they roll out homemade pasta, carefully lay asparagus spears ato…
Top Choice Live Music in Montevideo

Fun Fun

Since 1895 this intimate, informal venue has been serving its famous uvita (a sweet wine drink) while hosting tango and other live music on a tiny stage. At the time of writing it was temporarily located on Calle So…
Top Choice Theater in Montevideo

Teatro Solís

Just off Plaza Independencia, elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance space. First opened in 1856, and completely renovated during the past decade or so, it has superb acoustics. Regularly scheduled…
Top Choice International in Montevideo


Grab a seat at the long stoveside counter and watch the chefs whip up delicious daily specials at this cozy Ciudad Vieja lunch spot. The international menu includes baguette sandwiches with steak or smoked salmon, a…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Montevideo

Teatro Solís

The city’s top performing-arts venue is home to the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts formal concerts of classical, jazz, tango and other music, plus music festivals, theater, ballet and opera.
Top Choice Market in Montevideo

Mercado del Puerto

No visitor should miss Montevideo’s old port market building, at the foot of Pérez Castellano; the building's impressive wrought-iron superstructure shelters a gaggle of bustling parrillas (steak restaurants). On we…
Top Choice Museum in Montevideo

Museo del Gaucho

Housed in the ornate Palacio Heber, this museum eloquently conveys the deep attachments between the gauchos, their animals and the land. Its superb collection of historical artifacts includes horse gear, silverwork,…