Montevideo's neighbors, including Buenos Aires and Punta del Este, may be flashier and more well-known, but the capital of Uruguay can hold its own. Residents take pride in their city, as evidenced by their eagerness to show off its attractions, many of which appear to be stuck in a time warp. The Montevideo skyline features a few skyscrapers, but tourists -- the few who make the journey -- are drawn to the lively old town, small museums and fresh-air markets.

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