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#1in TacuaremboWatch gaucho rodeo in TacuaremboWatch gaucho rodeo in Tacuarembooddviser

Rodeo has been taking place in Uruguay for more than 100 years. Millions of spectators come here to watch gauchos competing to get entitled the best rider.

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#1in MontevideoTry asado in MontevideoTry asado in Montevideooddviser

Different kinds of grilled meat and sausages. They are served with bread, salad, chimichurri sauce and red wine. Asado plate in cafe is priced from $50.

UYU 100Mercado Del Puerto
#2in MontevideoTry Tannat wine in MontevideoTry Tannat wine in Montevideooddviser

Spicy red wine made of Tannat grapes. You can try the best Tannat wines in bodegas.

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#3in MontevideoTry provoleta in MontevideoTry provoleta in Montevideooddviser

You can try melted and roasted provolone cheese with spices in any markets or cafes. Provoleta dish costs $3-5.

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#1in MaldonadoTake a selfie with a huge hand in the background in MaldonadoTake a selfie with a huge hand in the background in Maldonadooddviser

The sculpture is placed on Brava beach in Punta del Este city. The nearest bus stop is Prada 1.

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#4in MontevideoSee city panorama from a 105-meter palace tower in MontevideoSee city panorama from a 105-meter palace tower in Montevideooddviser

Take a high-speed elevator to go up to Salvo Palace tower any day from 10:30am till 1:30pm.

Salvo Palace
#5in MontevideoDance Candombe at the carnival in MontevideoDance Candombe at the carnival in Montevideooddviser

The carnival takes place on the first Friday of February on Isla de Flores St - everybody dances Candombe to a tune of drums

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#6in MontevideoVisit the mausoleum of the Uruguayan "father" in MontevideoVisit the mausoleum of the Uruguayan "father" in Montevideooddviser

The proclaimer's of Uruguay independence - Jose Artigas - ash is watched by a guard of honour.

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#7in MontevideoGo up to Antel Tower in MontevideoGo up to Antel Tower in Montevideooddviser

Panoramic elevator takes visitors to the observation deck on 26th floor on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3:30pm till 5:00pm, on Tue and Thu - from 10:30am till 12pm.

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#8in MontevideoTry chivito in MontevideoTry chivito in Montevideooddviser

Chivito is an Uruguayan sandwich with a beef steak, fried bacon, cheese, tomtoes, onion and sunny-side up eggs. It is served with French fries or salad leaves.

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#9in MontevideoTry chaja cake in MontevideoTry chaja cake in Montevideooddviser

Vanilla sponge cake with caramelized milk covered with whipped cream and crispy merengue. One piece of the cake in confectionery shops costs from $5, one cake - $25.

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#10in MontevideoBuy vintage souvenirs in MontevideoBuy vintage souvenirs in Montevideooddviser

Head to Tristan Narvaja market to buy some antique stuff. Stalls are open from 10am till 4pm.

Tristan Narvaja market
#11in MontevideoTry puchero in MontevideoTry puchero in Montevideooddviser

It is soup made from beef, pork or chicken, vegetables - corn, potato, carrot, turnip - and spices. It used to be a soup of peasants, but now you can order it in any restaurant or cafe.

#2in MaldonadoEscape from the civilization to the ocean in MaldonadoEscape from the civilization to the ocean in Maldonadooddviser

In Capo Polonio you can hear only the ocean (except for January - it's hippie time). There is a hostel to stay overnight.

Cabo Polonio
#12in MontevideoSee the panorama of the city in MontevideoSee the panorama of the city in Montevideooddviser

Climb up to Fortaleza del Cerro to see the panorama of the bay and whole Montevideo city. You can do this any day except for Monday from 8am till 5pm.

Fortaleza del Cerro
#13in MontevideoTry mate in MontevideoTry mate in Montevideooddviser

Mate is strong bitter tea that is made from dried leaves and fresh brunches of Yerba mate covered with 80°C water. It is served in calabaz with bombilla (a metal straw).

#3in MaldonadoSpot sea lions from the lighthouse's top in MaldonadoSpot sea lions from the lighthouse's top in Maldonadooddviser

The lighthouse stands in southeast point of Cabo Polonio. Go up and see sea lions resting on the rocks. Entrance fee is $1.

UYU 25Cabo Polonio
#4in MaldonadoWatch right whales in MaldonadoWatch right whales in Maldonadooddviser

From June till October right whales move to Punta del Este coastline for breeding. During this period you can see them in a distance of 200 meters from the coast.

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