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Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

Camarillo...
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Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

Going to Montevideo in Oct for 4 days (part of a larger trip), read a lot about visiting Old Town (Vieja), see it sights but a lot of people saying it was dead at night and scary to walk around at night. What are some of safer neighborhoods at night that I can walk around with my wife that will have a lot of people/action? Stay busy until late. Stuff like restaurants for dinner, bar, nightclubs, etc. Last thing I want to do is shelter in my hotel room when it gets dark.

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Philadelphia...
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1. Re: Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

Six best neighborhoods in Montevideo:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/best-neighborhoods-in-montevideo-uruguay-5113781

Barrios of Montevideo:

http://bit.ly/2bdCQme

Montevideo Travel Guide:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Montevideo

A walking tour of Montevideo (video):

http://bit.ly/1ufXwNc

Camarillo...
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2. Re: Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

Appreciate the info. Those links have a lot of info but don’t get into the safety at night. So looking for responses from people who have been there.

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3. Re: Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

I’ve been to Montevideo a number of times and never had a problem in Centro, which is where I always stay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro,_Montevideo

Pocitos and Punta Carretas are neighborhoods popular with tourists that have a sterling reputation for safety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocitos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punta_Carretas

No need to shelter in your hotel room after dark if you stay in one of these three neighborhoods.

Camarillo...
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4. Re: Montevideo, Safe Neighborhoods at Night

Thanks! Appreciate the info.

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