Montevideo is a year-round destination, but its charm is at its crescent during the summer season from December to March. It is warm and humid at 78-83 deg F with hours of daylight, and this scenario can be best used for sunbathing on beaches and visiting waterfront promenades. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and hefty prices. If you prefer cheaper airfares and hotel rates over weather, you should fly down here during the winter season between June and September. You would find cool winters that do become little chilly with rains at 60-65 deg F.
The city is served by Carrasco-General Cesareo L. Berisso International Airport. It is the country's largest airport and has been cited as one of the most efficient and traveller-friendly airports in the world. It offers round-trip connectivity to several international destinations including Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Miami among others. The major airlines offering flights here are Gol Airlines, Copa Airlines, American Airlines, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile and LATAM Peru among others.Places of Interest in Montevideo
Montevideo is the capital, largest city of Uruguay and the southernmost capital city in the Americas. This stunning riverside city along the Rio de la Plata River has served Spanish, Portuguese, British and Argentinean regimes and the same trait is evident in its architecture. Montevideo’s oldest part (Ciudad Vieja) is half the fun in the city because it hosts a stellar contrast between the superset of colonial buildings, national heritage sites, museums and art galleries to that of banks, administrative offices, cultural institutions and nightclubs.Teatro Solis (Solis Theatre)
Solis Theatre is Uruguay's most important and renowned theatre. It was built by an Italian architect in 19th century and was chosen to premier the country’s first opera (Tomás Giribaldi's La Parisina) in 1878. Star attractions here include opera’s world-class acoustics and a museum that tells visitors about the theatre’s history.Plaza Independencia (Independence Square)
Independence Square is home to Solis Theatre, President’s Offices and a statue and mausoleum of Uruguay’s national hero, Jose Artigas. The best time to visit here would be the last Saturday of September when all museums and historical places of interest around Plaza Independencia are open for free or on 1 October when a grand South American parade is carried out on the Day of Heritage.Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda (Museum of South American Cowboy and Currency)
Museum of South American Cowboy and Currency are two museums in a cultural heritage monument called Palacio Heber Jackson. The cowboy part of the museum depicts the cult status of 19th century Gaucho (or South American Cowboy) culture through collectibles like Creole silverware, drinking horns and weapons. The other part of museum dedicated to currency is more sedate and features bills, coins and medals from the last centuries.