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This “Old City” by the harbor retains remnants of the past, like iron gates and colonial street lamps, and, with antique shops, museums and cafes, it’s a great place for browsing.
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Pza. Independencia 832 | Piso 1, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ciudad Vieja
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beauty of this place is the unique architecture, with spanish and portuguese influences this neighborhood became a beautiful mix of sighs.

Thank Raphael Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a firm believer in keeping the old around or repurposing it and this place does just that. Old and new live side by side and I love that the architecture remains to give one a sense of time past. Plus it makes for...More

Thank Miicha04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a beautifully maintained and captivating old city that has something for everyone. Shops, architecture, food, amazing landmarks and loads of character

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked from the Rambla to the outdoor market, had a Chivito and a beer at the outdoor cafe, and walked to the center of the Ciudad Vieja. Great architecture, relaxing vibe. The city feels safe, and slow paced, with people strolling, chatting and sipping yerba...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed doing a few walks and attractions in the area it feels very South American and quite similar to Valparaiso in Chile. At night away from the central plaza area it is a little bit scatty with drug dealers and beggars so I would...More

Thank travellingjacko
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Walking around Old Town immediately reminded me of strolling around Europe. From winding streets to haute architecture, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re wandering around Madrid. Old Town is home to a variety of companies as well as the port market, indie shops and an...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Could be easily skipped. Generally notvery much organized and lacking some distinction of sites, which are limited though. Visit to Plaza Independencia may end the trip.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Walking around Ciudad Vieja there was lots to see and learn from the guide but I was a bit disappointed with how run down some of the imposing buildings were.

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This old city area is located at one end of the city near the port. The architecture, with a mix of modern, colonial, European and other styles. It seems the hotels are reasonably priced here. The port area is good while away an afternoon enjoying...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Dont spend a weekend in the ghost old town. Do someting better, while you can. This area is just depressing, empty, filled with terrible restaurants, usually closed.... At night the place is a bit dodgy.

Thank cesar834
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