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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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All reviews old town pedestrian area street vendors walk around interesting area plaza zabala lots of shops great architecture independence plaza nice walk port area the main street flea market south america buenos aires visit montevideo walking tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad to have the opportunity to take a walking tour of this area as a shore excursion from our cruise ship, but honestly, you can do as well on your own with a good map of the area. We learned a great deal...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a day on our cruise. Excellent maps available as we left the ship which docked directly on the old town. Very walkable so enjoy the suggested walking route on the maps. Quiet early but gets busy as the day progresses. Did the Teatro...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to be in Montevideo on a Saturday, as it is flea market day all along Ciudad Vieja. Stalls were lined up from a little after Plaza Independencia all the way to Plaza Matriz and Plaza Zabala. even on any other day, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hannisze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Montevideo, you definitely have to visit Ciudad Viejo. I would even recommend that you find a hotel and stay in this part for easy access.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here two times; in the morning, when it was crowded with tourists from cruise ships and then in the late afternoon, when there were only local people. Very enjoyable place for having coffee and strolling down the pedestrian streets!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LiuS593
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on a cruise, and wandered around the old part of the city , and the new city. The old part seemed as though it was a different place altogether, quiant shops, small bars, sleepy cafes, in a different world. Many streets pedestrianised,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alisdairt
Reviewed 12 February 2019

My wife and I spent nine days in Ciudad Vieja and by the end of our stay we felt like a local. Once you get the lay of the land it is an easy area to walk around. The area has many plazas, restaurants, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HudsonJames
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The old town in Montevideo is lovely. Lots of interesting buildings, cafes, restaurants, and points of interest. It’s clean and there are lots of police so it feels very safe. One challenge we encountered was it was impossible to get money from any ATM using...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pennyfor
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Going there both at night and by day, I can honestly say that it didn't impress me much- maybe also due to the fact that I am European, so this type of architecture is no stranger to my eye. Ok, Sarandi street is pedestrian, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adamoroianu
Reviewed 6 February 2019

This is the center of the history wit the independence plaza. Nice city square with statue of Jose Artigas, the facade of the original arch and the presidential office building. Pleasant to walk around the area. Also a grocery store there that takes U.S. money.

Date of experience: February 2019
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