With its sleepy old town, unshowy bars and unique music scene, Montevideo is a capital city like no other. The rows of 19th-century townhouses face the local river walk and centric beaches. Music is huge here, spanning everything from opera at the grand Teatro Solís to bossa nova and tango. But what makes the Uruguayan scene unique is candombe a style of drumming inherited from African slaves.
If you are looking for a foodie experience, head Mercado del Puerto. Inside this cast-iron market hall, the city suddenly seems to burst into life. Another option are famous local bars such as…. in the old town, close to many art ateliers.
Carrasco is the most affluent neighborhood in the city. It has a lot of greenery, which makes it very nice to walk around while admiring the big houses and mansions or its long riverside beach.