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Bartolomé Mitre 1364 & Sarandí, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
The Hotel Palacio, on the edge of Montevideo's old city, is not for those looking for luxury. It is an older hotel and the rooms are basic. It is however a beautiful, albeit tired, throwback to the days of cage elevators crafted from wrought iron...
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Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Walking around Montevideo, Uruguay I was amazed at the amount and creativity of the stencil bombs. As a Sta r Wars geek, I particularly enjoyed the R2D2 stencil. Living in Los Angeles, I am accustomed to seeing graffiti everywhere, but I wasn't...
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Ciudad Vieja, 11000 Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
The capital of Uruguay boasts gorgeous colonial architecture and a real sense of history. No place is better to see this than in Ciudad Vieja district, a paradise for antique-lovers. I went gaga for all the intricate details of the old colonial...
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Ituzaingo 1373, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
The oldest public building in Montevideo, located on Constitution Square, is the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral. Built in 1804 on the site of an earlier church from 1740, it is commonly referred to as la Iglesia Matriz, or “mother church,”...
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Plaza Independencia, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
The Plaza Independencia is the most important square in Montevideo, connecting the Ciudad Vieja and the city’s downtown. Several of the city’s most famous landmarks are located here, including the Palacio Salvo and the Teatro Solís. Dominating the...
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Mercado del Puerto, Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 228, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
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...
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Colombia 1307, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay
Constructed from 1908 to 1925, the Legislative Palace is an impressive neoclassical edifice and perhaps the most important building in all of Uruguay. Like many of Montevideo’s most famous buildings, it was designed by an Italian architect—in this...
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Piedras 237, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
This Ciudad Vieja structure, formerly a market, houses dozens of small restaurants and is a carnivore’s delight. One location after another sells kebabs or choice cuts of the beef that Uruguay is famous for, roasted over open flames. Pick a place...