Shopping Tres Cruces (Bvar. Gral. Artigas 1, Montevideo) — located by the Tres Cruces bus station and within walking distance of the Centenario Stadium, this shopping center has 171 (mostly regional) retailers and stands.
Punta Shopping (Playa Mansa, Av. Roosevelt, Punta del Este) — designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott, this sleek three-level mall has 100 retailers, along with a 12-screen movie house. Located close to the beach, it even has a casino parlor with slot machines, as well as various amenities (restaurants, ATMS, etc.) normally found at other […]
Punta Carretas Shopping (Jose Ellauri 350, Montevideo) — visitors are surprised to hear that the classical-looking building that this shopping center is housed in was a one-time prison. Located near Parque Rodó, there are at least 176 retailers located here (selling everything from designer apparel to art supplies). Retailers present there include Adidas, Arrow, Columbia, […]
Plaza Arocena Shopping Mall (Av. Alfredo Arocena 1680, Montevideo) — compared to other shopping centers in Montevideo, this one is smaller, and is located in the upper class district of Carrasco. Its draw is the bigger name retailers that are located there.
Montevideo Shopping (Luis Alberto de Herrera 1290, Montevideo) — this is the country’s first major shopping center (which opened in 1985). It has over 180 retailers and a 10-screen movie theater. Retailers there include Adidas, Cat (Caterpillar), Crocs, Gap, Hush Puppies, Levi’s, Merrell, Mistral, Nike Shop, Puma, Reebok, Samsonite, and Zara.
Mercado del Puerto (Piedras 237, Montevideo) – this open air shopping center has been around for over 130 years (located by the city’s port – where cruise ships occasionally dock). A variety of souvenirs can be found here, as well as food delicacies. Because of the country’s affinity toward artists, many local painters come here […]
Acatras del Mercado — Galeria de Arte (Yacare 1595, near Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo) — many tourists recommend a visit to this classy-looking shopping destination near the harbor — a small shopping center dedicated strictly to selling paintings and arts & crafts (all done by local artists, as opposed to their being made in China). […]
W Lounge (Av. José Requena y García, Montevideo) – this nightspot, also located within Parque Rodó, plays mainly Cumbia, Rock, Techno and Trance music. It has two dance floors and accommodates 3,000 patrons.
Tequila (Calle 11, La Barra, Punta del Este) – given that the local beach bikini model set descends upon this venue during the region’s Summer months, this has been billed one of the hottest spots in Punta del Este. The crowd is VIP on most nights (of various age groups), given the strict door policy […]
Soho (Rambla Artigas, Puerto del Punta del Este, Punta del Este) – this is a popular terrace bar and sushi lounge. The crowds start showing up around 11 am for lunch, with Soho staying open until at least 4 am (if not later). Resident electronic dance music DJs start their mix sessions around 2 am […]