Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. It is a busy port and a natural center for most of the country’s industry and commerce.
While on a holiday in Montevideo, exploring the beaches, visiting the zoo, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife should certainly be in the cards.
Tourism in Montevideo is centered in the Ciudad Vieja area, which includes the city’s oldest buildings, several museums, art galleries, and nightclubs, with Sarandí Street and the Mercado del Puerto being the most frequented venues of the old city.
On the edge of Ciudad Vieja, Plaza Independencia is surrounded by many sights, including the Solís Theatre and the Palacio Salvo; the plaza also constitutes one end of 18 de Julio Avenue, the city’s most important tourist destination outside of Ciudad Vieja. Apart from being a shopping street, the avenue is noted for its Art Deco buildings, three important public squares, the Gaucho Museum, the Palacio Municipal and many other sights.
The largest of Montevideo’s six main public parks is the 1.06-square-kilometre (260-acre) Parque Prado in the north of the city. The most frequented areas of the park are the Rosedal, a public rose garden with pergolas, the Botanical Garden, the area around the Hotel del Prado, as well as the Rural del Prado, a seasonal cattle and farm animal fairground.
As the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo is home to a number of festivals and carnivals, and all year round there are variety of events and fun things to do in Montevideo.
The major annual festival is the annual Montevideo Carnaval which is part of the national festival of Carnival Week, celebrated throughout Uruguay.
Montevideo enjoys a mild humid subtropical climate. It has an annual average temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). This place is fun to visit all through the year.
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