7. High Literacy Rate
Uruguay’s youth literacy rate for those 15 years of age and older is 98%. Amazing, right? We think so. In case you were wondering, 14% of adults in the United States are illiterate.

8. Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
As far as Uruguay tourism goes, The Cowboy & Coin Museum in Montevideo is worth a visit, for sure.

9. Calle de los Suspiros
The Street of Sighs in Colonia del Sacramento features original cobblestone roads and historic signs and architecture from a time long ago. The stories of how it got its name are fascinating, too, but we’ll leave that up to your tour guide.