Most museums in Montevideo are run by the state and free to visit. The Gaucho Museum is located in a fantastic “palacio” worth a visit in its own right.
For a country of 3 million, Uruguay has a notable number of craft breweries, all producing excellent craft beer, many using Belgian hops.
Forget those plastic replicas in the shopping centres. These are the real thing out in the neighbourhoods of Montevideo. Find character and characters.