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Ciudad Vieja

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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
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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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Historic architecture

The variety of architectural styles is fantastic in this area. Although many buildings are in disrepair, many features have been left intact. Ironwork, window forms, doorknobs and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The variety of architectural styles is fantastic in this area. Although many buildings are in disrepair, many features have been left intact. Ironwork, window forms, doorknobs and decorative details carved in stone show craftsmanship from the past. The antique market in the plaza had beautiful items as well that could have come from the palatial residences. There are historical homes... More 

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Thank Kirsten G
Laval, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around the old town. In our opinion it was a great place to be. The streets were interesting and so too were the parks and historic monuments. A great place to be

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of history in a small ,easily walkable district. Unfortunately there is also a lot of graffiti and dirt in the area. The mausoleum of Grl. Artigas is very impressive, the cleanest place in Montevideo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time walking and enjoying the public squares which offers free wifi. Lots to do and see, Great shopping.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely walking area but don't come on Mondays. Sunday nights almost no restaurants are open and Monday most museums are closed. Mercado des abundancias was dreary and the food very mediocre

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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attractive narrow streets were largely deserted when we there in mid January which I guess coincides with the major holiday period as the beaches were busy. The main restaurants are at the Mercardo del Puerto where the food was excellent - there is also a small restaurant up the hill on the pedestrianised route to Independencia - La Fonda... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One's first impression is not favorable. Like much of the rest of the city it's dirty and the buildings and sidewalks not very well maintained. It lacks a certain pride of the past. On the other hand, there are plenty of good restaurants in the area. Pick one that's frequented by locals. There are many and not at all expensive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This "central market" has a wide variety of asado retaurants under one sprawling roof for your enjoyment. Cost is reasonable and you kill two birds with one stone: you get to eat Uruguayan beef asado and visit old part of city... there are also some interesting art galleries and craft shops... you can also complete a short and inexpensive visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll have to see it while in uruguay! But it's not my favourite place, go by day and not night! Its more cozy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cuidad Veija can definitely be experience on a day trip. This part of the city is very compact, walkable, and safe. There are restaurants and bars everywhere, but I was a little disappointed that a lot of the shops were closed on Saturday. I would suggest starting around Plaza Independencia and heading toward the market and have lunch. Many plazas... More 

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