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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.
Pza. Independencia 832 | Piso 1, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ciudad Vieja
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Curtez151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting more life in this part of the city. I was there on Saturday morning, maybe it is the reason it was so much quite. The old city is full of beautiful building with English architecture. There are some very interesting area and...More

Thank Jérémie P
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

The beauty of this place is the unique architecture, with spanish and portuguese influences this neighborhood became a beautiful mix of sighs.

Thank Raphael Z
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I am a firm believer in keeping the old around or repurposing it and this place does just that. Old and new live side by side and I love that the architecture remains to give one a sense of time past. Plus it makes for...More

Thank Miicha04
Reviewed 29 June 2018

a beautifully maintained and captivating old city that has something for everyone. Shops, architecture, food, amazing landmarks and loads of character

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Walked from the Rambla to the outdoor market, had a Chivito and a beer at the outdoor cafe, and walked to the center of the Ciudad Vieja. Great architecture, relaxing vibe. The city feels safe, and slow paced, with people strolling, chatting and sipping yerba...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed doing a few walks and attractions in the area it feels very South American and quite similar to Valparaiso in Chile. At night away from the central plaza area it is a little bit scatty with drug dealers and beggars so I would...More

1  Thank travellingjacko
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Walking around Old Town immediately reminded me of strolling around Europe. From winding streets to haute architecture, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re wandering around Madrid. Old Town is home to a variety of companies as well as the port market, indie shops and an...More

1  Thank Louie M
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Could be easily skipped. Generally notvery much organized and lacking some distinction of sites, which are limited though. Visit to Plaza Independencia may end the trip.

Thank Jan V
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