City breaks to Montevideo
Uruguay’s capital and largest city by far is a vibrant place to spend a city break, rich in culture and history. Art deco and neo classical architecture contrast with run down skyscrapers to give this city a loveable personality. There are exclusive districts where locals live, the industrial area around the port and the historical business centre f downtown to explore. On the sea front the beach communities like Punta Carretas and Pocitos are reminiscent of Miami or Brazil’s Copacabana. Must see sights include the Plaza Independencia that lies at the heart of Montevideo's Ciudad Vieja (old city). It is a palm lined square dominated by the statue of José Artigas, Uruguay's greatest hero. The 26 floor Palacio Salvo can also be seen on the side of the square and it was South America’s tallest building when it opened in 1927. Enjoy the great outdoors along the Rambla, a 22 kilometre walkway that borders the city waterfront. Fishing, cycling, walking and people watching is all on offer here.
Rent a city break room
Good quality cheap accommodation can be found in Pocitos, a safe neighborhood moments from the coast. Bike hire and friendly staff can help you find your way around the city. For those feeling a bit flush, beautiful art deco hotels can be found in the Old Town complete with spectacular views of the Rambla. For travellers who want a more authentic view of how the locals live, renting a room for your short-term city break off a local private owner is a good alternative. On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for short term rent from local residents. You can review what others think of the accommodation before your book and connect with your host pre-arrival. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to spend your city break and the freedom to explore!