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“old town”(71 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What makes this old town different are the pedestrian walk ways that bisect the Ciudad Vieja. A stroll along the walking streets provides great views of verandas attached to buildings and lots of trees (dig the palm trees) which provide lots of greenery and lushness....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbushman2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have only one hour to spend in Montevideo- go there. With a port market. Older streets with bars, restaurants and shops. I liked it:)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zuzana161
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful part of the city, with a lot of food and drink place. Nice place to relax after a day at the beach. I would recommend researching BBQ places if you are really into meat, there is a restaurant to suit every budget.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lw11fl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite part of the city and indeed where we spent most of our time. Full of pretty squares, partially-restored buildings and lots of places to eat and drink. Historic and delightful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go and sit in a quite place to talk or relax. Centrally located, small, very lite to little traffic. Big Magnolias shade most every bench. Don't cost nothing to sit in a park, let the kids run free while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is an interesting and mixed area. We were there on a Saturday and there were performers in the streets, singing and dancing. There was a puppet show and kids playing games. Down by the harbour there were lots of tourists shops and restaurants and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This somewhat dilapidated but once elegant neighborhood depressed me. There were deserted buildings with trees growing through the roofs, unkempt gardens, litter, etc. She Argentina's economy falters, as it often does, Uruguay suffers. Sad.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Recommend visiting this part of the city. Start by the Plaza de la Independencia through a gate into a pedestrian area with some beautiful old buildings, and wonderful bookstores and cafés. Continue your stroll by a couple Of museums all the way to the Mercado...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MaxReh
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Go during the day. Fantastic to walk around and see the sites. At night the demographic changes and can be a little iffy. Would not really recommend it during this time. Quiet area, just like the city as a whole.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We rented an apartment behind the Museo de Carnaval for about 2 weeks. We really felt like we were in touch with the city, with our view of the port, and our daily walks exploring. We liked the old buildings, the street art, and seeing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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