en
en es
Photo: DFLC Prints/Shutterstock

Contents

Introduction

Uruguay is small but it's got plenty of Atlantic coastline. Its oldest city is Colonia de Sacramento on the Río de la Plata settled in 1680 by the Portuguese, a short boat ride from Buenos Aires. The largest city (and also the southernmost capital in South America) is Montevideo.

There are lots of cultural similarities between Uruguay and Argentina, especially in the river basin area, so much so that there's an adjective the describe the culture and people -- Rioplantense. The country celebrates Carnaval for a full 40 days, longer than Brazil's, if more low key.

Matador's got articles about the food, destinations both popular and less well-known, the culture and even volunteering. For all our content on Uruguay, check out the articles below.

Spots

Add Spot
No spots found

Be a local. Wherever you go.

Download the travelstoke app

Featured Cities

Uruguay

Montevideo

Latest Articles

11 things I wish I knew before visiting Uruguay

10 awesome Zika-free beach destinations for 2017

The 21 funniest Uruguayan expressions (and how to use them)

18 awesome Uruguayan expressions to know before you go

6 things the world could learn from Uruguay

Two years later, Uruguay still has no legal marijuana for sale

Two years later, you may soon be able to buy marijuana legally in Uruguay

New Uruguayan president ‘indefinitely suspends’ sale of weed

Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions

Guess which country is set to legalize marijuana

On the ritual and romance of mate

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

Sick street art of Montevideo

The colors of Carnival around the world

See Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay by motorcycle

20 best airports to be stranded in

Load More

Cities

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. For more information on how we use cookies consult our revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Disable Cookies I accept