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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. It is situated in
the southern coast of the country and doubles up as the southernmost
capital city in the Americas. The city is famous for its scenic port,
seafood and shopping hotspots. Other popular highlights here are its beach
communities like Pocitos and Carretas. Montevideo is famous for its
historically older part called Ciudad Vieja that features colonial-era
monuments, museums, and art galleries. Three most popular attractions in
Montevideo are the Independence Square, Solis Theatre and Palacio Salvo.
Things to do in Montevideo
Plaza Independencia (or Independence Square)
Montevideo’s central square, the Independence Square, checks both boxes of
popularity and historical worth. You should come here to see some of the
most historically- and architecturally-significant buildings like the
office of the President of Uruguay and the Solis Theatre.
Teatro Solís (or Solis Theatre)
Solis Theatre is the most important and renowned theatre in Uruguay.
Designed by Italian architect Carlo Zucchi and opened in 1856, it is
located close to the Plaza Independencia. It became famous in 1878 with the
screening of the premiere of the country’s first opera, La Parisina.
Opened in 19109 AD, the Palacio Taranco comprises the Museum of Decorative
Arts. It is also a subject of great architectural craftsmanship, both
inside and outside. You should come here to see period European furniture.
It was built on the same place where once the city’s first theatre used to
Best Time to Visit Montevideo
Winter season, the months from December to January are the best to book
your flights from Miami to Montevideo. Book your flights from MIA to MVD
during winter season to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations. It is
advised to book Montevideo flights in advance to avoid paying more during