Monday, July 02, 2007


Ciudad Vieja

The Ciudad Vieja [Old City] is the site of the original Spanish fort, port, and colony of Montevideo. Surrounded by the Rio on three sides, it's full of interesting old buildings, mostly unrestored. The Mercado del Puerto and the Peatonal Sarandi are probably its best-known tourist areas. The Ciudad Vieja contains a mix of government offices, major banks, bars and restaurants, vacant buildings, art galleries, and cheap housing for immigrants.

Some earlier posts about the Ciudad Vieja:
Plaza Matriz
Plaza Zabala
Palacio Taranco
Almacén del Hacha
Museo Torres Garcia
Casa de Rivera
Gift giving
Port of Montevideo

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