While Uruguay is considered a small country, it’s packed with cultural, historical and entertaining activities. You’ll find most of the action in the largest city and capital, Montevideo, where you’ll see castles, museums, art galleries, parks and even wineries.
Plaza Independencia is the main gateway to the city in terms of learning about history and culture. First you can check out where the President of Uruguay works, in both the the Estevez Palace and the Executive Tower. Additionally, you’ll see a statue and the remains of Jose Gervasio Artigas, a soldier who became Uruguay’s national hero fighting for equality and democracy.
While Montevideo isn’t typically the first place that comes to mind when people think of wine country, it should be. Uruguay itself is an up-and-coming wine destination, with its signature variety coming from the tannat grape from the southwest of France. In fact, with its warm summers, cool winters and constant ocean breezes.