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Escollera Sarandi
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Buceo Cemetery
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Japanese Garden
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Feria de Tristán Narvaja
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Lago del Parque Rodó
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Cafe Brasilero
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Tundra Bar
Montevideo

Montevideo with Lila

Uruguayan music producer and performer, Lila Tirando a Violeta, is known across her motherland for pushing boundaries when it comes to music, culture and her personal style, especially showcased in her new project, named Limerencia. Calling the vibrant and notably eclectic capital city of Montevideo her home, it can be safely said that these streets are her stomping ground. Home to nearly half of the country's population, it can be a tricky place to manage. We got Lila to round up some of her most treasured spots across the city...

Uruguayan music producer and performer, Lila Tirando a Violeta, is known across her motherland for pushing boundaries when it comes to music, culture and her personal style, especially showcased in her new project, named Limerencia. Calling the vibrant and notably eclectic capital city of Montevideo her home, it can be safely said that these streets are her stomping ground. Home to nearly half of the country's population, it can be a tricky place to manage. We got Lila to round up some of her most treasured spots across the city...

Escollera Sarandi

"At the southernmost city in the Americas, in Montevideo bay, very close to the busy city center, there's this Breakwater structure in which I love to spend time, unplugging myself from everything while watching and sampling sounds from the docks, birds and fishermen around."

Buceo Cemetery

"I won't lie, I am a huge fan of South American cemeteries, visiting them in each city I play gigs at. In Montevideo, there's one I'm particularly fond of, Cementerio del Buceo. The dichotomy between massive architecture next to decaying graves with plastic flowers, cats always running around. Most of my favourite local musicians and poets from past centuries are buried there."

Japanese Garden

"In the backyard of a fantastic art museum, there's the Japanese garden of Montevideo. A beautiful spot filled with bamboo trees, cherry blossoms and orchids, blended with Uruguayan national trees such as Ceibo. Love to go there with a good book and stare at the koi fishes for hours."

Find their website here.

Feria de Tristán Narvaja

"The flea market culture is quite remarkable in Uruguay. Every Sunday, you will find Tirstan Narvaja market right in the city center. I visit it every weekend ever since I can remember, walking kilometres in search of thrift clothes, vinyls, music gear and the most random things you can imagine."

Lago del Parque Rodó

"Undoubtfully every Uruguayan has a fond memory of this spot. Right next to the amusement park and the beach, there is a lovely tiny lake with small boats that you can rent, surrounded by native trees, musicians playing around, tiny little islands with rabbits, and a castle (that is actually a library) in the middle."

Cafe Brasilero

"Located in the oldest neighborhood in town, Cafe Brasilero is a very inspiring artistic bar founded in 1877, with typical art nouveau decorations and incredible food. It's been said that many famous writers from around the globe have started their books there."

@cafebrasilero

www.cafebrasilero.com.uy

Tundra Bar

"Montevideo is known for venues shutting down in the blink of an eye, so most parties are itinerant. But luckily there's Tundra Bar, a place where you can go see the most experimental underground acts around, perhaps a rave here and there, and in the evening you can eat amazing vegan food."

@tundra.bar