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Address: Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, Uruguay (Formerly Fountain of The Love Padlocks)

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You frequently see padlocks on bridges around the world now, but this is the biggest collection I've seen. Walking up the high street amongst the masses of people and you could... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

You frequently see padlocks on bridges around the world now, but this is the biggest collection I've seen. Walking up the high street amongst the masses of people and you could easily miss it. But once you do spot it you notice how stunning it is and just a shame the beauty is in such a busy and noisy location.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

its a shower with a romantic legend. take a lock with your initials and your lover´s to add to the fountain. it says if you do so you will go back together again and you will be forever together. cute for 5 minutes.

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Thank Love2TravelYay
Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It's an interesting novelty; the locks symbolize eternal love , of sorts, and there are so many I'm not sure there's room for any more......worth a picture.

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Recife, PE
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

As in many cities in the world, the source of the padlocks, is an attraction in the city of Montevideo. Located in the corners of Avenida 18 de Julio and Yi street. Next to the cafe Facol, which has a statue of Gardel. There is a nearby kiosk that sells engraved padlocks

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Thank Wilson_JrREC
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We probably never saw such a density of locks as we did at this fountain. Very nice and just in front of it there is a good restaurant (La Faca), which opens almost at any time. Try their churos while you observe the fountain.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

My god it is packed with locks. The picture in this post ( the initial one) must have been from years ago. There are so many locks there now. Its cute but you can do it in 3 minutes with taking pics.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

You usually find this kind of tradition in bridges, like in Paris, but the idea of a fountain was very kind and this one is a lovely spot for pics.

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Thank Jose M
Montevideo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Clamping locks to a fountain is a thing I cannot understand. But calling this an attractions, is worse. Forget it! A waste of time.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I had read about this fountain (there are similar ones in many cities around the world as well) in a popular guidebook. I actually passed it several times before stopping to see it. Not sure why it's an official attraction. It is probably of interest if you're a teenager in love. When walking on Avenida 18 de Julio it's worth... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We just happened to find this while walking around Montevideo. Found it interesting...but still don't quite understand why people are so intrigued with putting locks on structures.

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