Mercado del Puerto
Convenient to Montevideo’s cruise ship terminal, the Mercado del Puerto was first inaugurated in 1868 and long served as the city’s principal meat and produce market. The clock here is almost as famous as the building itself. Constructed, like the entire market, in England and then shipped to Uruguay, it dominates the central hall of the cast-iron building. The Mercado del Puerto no longer operates as a market and today houses a number of popular restaurants serving typical Uruguayan dishes.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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Mercado del Puerto, Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 228, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay