The variety of shops on this avenue just goes to show that variety is the spice of life.
Three decisive kilometres.
The three kilometres that separate the Plaza Independencia from the Obelisco a los Constituyentes on the Bulevar Artigas, at the heart of the Tres Cruces neighbourhood next to Parque Batlle, form the backbone of modern Montevideo. The Avenida 18 de Julio is home to all kinds of shops, offering living and breathing proof that variety really is the spice of life. There are also numerous spaces for the most avant-garde art, with galleries boasting very interesting collections and exhibitions. There are so many options that it won't be too hard to find what you're looking for. If you need a break from all that shopping, simply head to one of the many bars and restaurants dotted along this extensive avenue.