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Ciudad Vieja

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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 099687520
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This “Old City” by the harbor retains remnants of the past, like iron gates...

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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Exciting easy walk

Montevideo old town was surprisingly good for me. It is not the most beautiful part of town in the world but you can still sense the past glory of the old town through its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The original old part of the city and the most turistic olace to visit, its safe to walk, dont matter what people say, and great views, real uruguay!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough review to make. On the one hand, I walked through and around Ciudad Vieja almost every day (or twice a day) for a week and found a lot of interesting little shops and restaurants. On the other hand, there's a lot of vacant, graffiti marked buildings. It's dead at night and you really wouldn't want to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A walk through this area is amazing. This is a city full of history. But don't stop here keep on walking up the mall to the other many plazas in this amazingly beautiful and people friendly city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard that Montevideo was not that great a town to visit. We found it to far exceed our expectations and liked it better than most other S.A. large cities we have visited.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

City Hall has decreed that Ciudad Vieja be the terminus for nearly every Montevideo bus. As a consequence, the streets are filled with bus fumes, noise and slow traffic. The area is run down as it's not a desirable place to be. Buildings are abandoned, those that are occupied are falling apart, the whole place has a sense of abandonment.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old town is in a bad shape. Lots of buildings abandoned, there is little maintenance. However you can see very interesting and beautiful buildings of the glorious past of Montevideo. Some people are trying to revive it, but with little money it is a hard task.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montevideo old town was surprisingly good for me. It is not the most beautiful part of town in the world but you can still sense the past glory of the old town through its architecture. The walk is easy and I felt safe. It's not big area but it will probably take half day to include some visits to museums... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is a must to stay and walk around the Oldtown of Montevideo, you can see that slowly this part of the City is on renovation! Nice shops, restaurants and the local people around! It's safe even at night

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is definitely a lot of history here; the architecture speaks for itself. Unfortunately, it was raining in buckets when we arrived so that made it somewhat uncomfortable. We arrived from Buenos Aires around 1045 by ferry. The Mercado, very close to the ferry landing has many restaurants and so, I stumbled on the best steak I've ever had! "La... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not loads to do, but there's some nice buildings and places to eat along the old streets. Worth a morning or afternoon stroll around, you won't need much more time than that. Definitely try steak any where!

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