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Montevideo, Uruguay

Here are my favourite photos of Montevideo. I lived in Buenos Aires which is only about 200 km (as the crow flies) from Montevideo. I have been there several times to catch flights and for vacations. Interesting city located on the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) and close to the ocean. As you can see there are several beaches and you can swim here, although the water quality is questionable.

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montevideo is a delight!
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I heard that Montevideo has one of the lowest crime rates in south America. Do you agree?
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Nice city, I suppose it is easy to make a day trip from Buenos Aires, but guess you need more time then so in Montevideo.
Do you have more pictures?
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Yes Montevideo is pretty, especially along its coast or the "rambla". The downtown part can be a little grimy in parts but there are some really nice plazas and boulevards for walking.

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I heard that Montevideo has one of the lowest crime rates in south America. Do you agree?
I don't doubt it, it certainly feels safer than Buenos Aires. I believe that Uruguay has some of the lowest crime rates in South America.

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Nice city, I suppose it is easy to make a day trip from Buenos Aires, but guess you need more time then so in Montevideo.
Do you have more pictures?
It takes at least about 3 hours to get to Montevideo from Buenos Aires, 1 hour with a fast ferry boat and then two hours on a bus. I believe there are ferries that go straight to Montevideo from BA but they are more expensive. I would recommend at least staying the weekend in Montevideo, you can swim in the river there which is something not recommended in BA.

A possible day trip could be the 1 hour trip to Colonia de Sacremento, this is the closest point to BA in Uruguay and it is a charming little town.

I have a few more photos that I will post soon.
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tanks for posting these, and looking forward to the next batch!
i went there last year as a 2-day trip from BsAs and fell in love with the city. it feels like a smaller, super-laid back version of BsAs and a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. I do think day to day life would end up being a bit dull though, compared to BsAs at least which is just bursting with life and culture. But still, one of the places i enjoyed the most on my South American travels.
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i really loved montevideo and i think about it a lot.

if i was a porteno i would spend a lot of time there too.

one thing that strikes you architecturally speaking is the economic boom and bust eras are so obvious. more so that other big cities.
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I looked through my photos again and realized that I don't have any other great Montevideo photos. So here are some from Colonia de Sacremento, Uruguay, which is just across the river from Buenos Aires.





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...and some from Rocha District, which is close to Brazil.







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Very nice photos, CountryMike. I don't recall ever seeing photos of Montevideo outside the central business district before. The oceanfront looks fairly nice (even if the ocean water, itself isn't so nice)... And Palacio Salvo is always a stunner.
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Thanks!

Yeah the city has a really nice coast, it is a shame that the water isn't cleaner, but at least you can go to the beach and play frisbee, tan and get your feet wet.
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