Not sure how to maximize your day trip to Montevideo, Uruguay? I’ve got you covered!
Start your day with a free walking tour (free but you tip your guides at the end). I recommend the Curioso Free Walking Tour. This will help orient you to the city, show you the major sites, and give you a little history. Plus the guides can point out places worth returning to after the tour. I highly recommend this!
Spend some time walking along the coast. While most of the cool stuff is in the city center (and it’s a small city center easy to navigate on foot) I recommend walking to the coast just because if you’re that close to the ocean you might as well check it out (though it is not a beach city).
Check out some of Montevideo’s cute cafes. I recommend Cafe Brasilero and La Farmacia Cafe. Both are really cool but in very different ways. Cafe Brasilero has an old-timey charm while La Farmacia Cafe is completely unique and super cool.
Visit the Walk of Stars (Suns). I love that Uruguay has famous people outside of Uruguay on their Walk of Suns because they know they have been influenced by many other people and cultures. Worth checking out and probably having a laugh and some of the people who made the cut.
Check out the tomb of General Jose Artigas and learn about the controversy surrounding it. Pretty interesting stuff for sure.
Do a wine tasting. I recommend the Montevideo Wine Tasting Experience but regardless of where you go make sure you try some local wines.
Get asado at the market. Uruguay and Argentina have a bit of a (brotherly) competition about asado. If you are in both countries try both and make you own decision about who is best.
Get afajores. Montevideo has delicious alfajores (I recommend La Gambuza) that you should definitely pick up if you are there for the day.
Do you have other recommendations for a day trip to Montevideo, Uruguay? Let me know in the comments section!