Some of the best views in the city are to be had from a panoramic viewing platform on the twenty-second floor of Montevideo City Hall in the city centre. At 262 feet high (eighty metres) it’s definitely worth checking out.

What’s included

Having first opened back in 1979 but renovated in 2017, the space includes:

  • a cafeteria
  • a gift shop
  • tour guides
  • free wifi
  • places to charge your devices and
  • you can borrow binoculars and umbrellas!

Available days

Every day 10am to 4pm daily including weekends


Our trusty photographer Indrasish Banerjee has a few words of advice and handy observations for readers.

  • You take the lift up to the viewing deck from the basement and there are no signs pointing the way from the city hall entrance. So a lot of people were confused including me! I even guided a few other tourists in on my own way out.
  • The place has a nice place to enjoy coffee and a shop for buying souvenirs. I loved the tables which are particularly great if you want to spend some time inside especially if you are visiting at noon. The coffee shop has a great view.
  • Beware, the windows are treated so you can’t really take great pictures as there is a coating on the glass.
  • There’s information so you can locate historical buildings down below.
  • Going up the lift is cool as you soar up high and suddenly see the sea.



Where to go

Ask for the “mirador” (viewing point) at the Intendencia de Montevideo, 18 de julio 1360 on the corner of Ejido

Photos: Indrasish Banerjee for Guru’Guay

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm




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    Lynn Welburn

    The mirador offers a breathtaking view and I try to get up there at least twice a year. I’m always surprised at how many residents here, immigrants and even some Uruguayos are unaware of it. I often tell cruise ship passengers I see about it and they’re happy to hear about the chance to see the whole city and beyond. Woefully undermarketed resource. It’s gorgeous, accessible, walking distance for cruisees, open every day and it’s FREE.

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