The city is filled with colorful cafes, cozy tango bars, and trendy restaurants with international influences.
), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America.
Montevideo is one of South America's hidden glories, too often overlooked in favour of nearby Buenos Aires.
Yet the compact, laid-back capital of Uruguay makes for a great weekend stopover while on the continent.
Chic new design stores, swish boutique hotels and conversted loft apartments are transforming the old town.
In the upscale barrios of Pocitos, Punta Carretas, and Carrasco there's a smart restaurants and bars – this is the place to taste some of the world's best steak – and Uruguay's exciting emerging wines can be tasted at the boutique bodegas, just 15 minutes out of town.