Urban Attractions

Uruguay's cities may be few and far between, but they offer an enticing mix of museums, theaters, historic sites and other cultural attractions.

Teatro Solís Catch an opera or a live tango performance at Montevideo's landmark downtown theater.

Museo del Fútbol Relive Uruguayan football's proudest moments at this museum in the venerable Estadio Centenario.

Feria de Tristán Narvaja Browse for books and birds at Montevideo's favorite Sunday flea market.

Portón de Campo Enter Colonia del Sacramento's photogenic old town through this reconstructed 18th-century gate.

Palacio Legislativo Tour the palace where Uruguay's legislators legalized marijuana and same-sex marriage.

La Mano en la Arena Pose for pics between the giant fingers of Punta del Este's Hand in the Sand.

Plaza de Armas Appreciate the colonial charms of this Unesco-protected square from a sidewalk cafe beneath the palms.

Museo del Carnaval Get a vicarious taste of Montevideo's most flamboyant street festival.

Museo de la Revolución Industrial Tour the 19th-century factory that spawned the world-famous Oxo beef cube.

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales Meet all of Uruguay's greatest painters under one roof.