Your second stop, Montevideo, is just crossing the Rio de La Plata, an enormous estuary between Argentina and Uruguay. Uruguay’s capital city has a historic downtown area peppered with attention-grabbing architecture. On Azamara’s Cruise Global, Connect Local shore excursions
(offered both as walking and bike tours in this port), you can gaze at Salvo Palace and the Solís Theater, Uruguay’s oldest theater, and admire the city’s iconic landmarks, including Battle & Ordoñez Park, the monument of La Carreta, Plaza de la Armada, and the Fallen Soldiers Monument. Stop at Baar Fun Fun, a popular watering hole for local artists founded in 1895 that is currently a living monument to Montevideo's culture. While you’re there, sample a glass of Uvita, the bar’s specialty cocktail made with grenache and port wine. With a late departure, you’ll have time to wander the city’s beaches or do as the locals do and linger at one of its famous cafés.