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Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 100 per group up to 7

Explore the movie-like setting of Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja and learn more about the Uruguayan capital’s colorful past. Take in the details of the many neoclassical buildings, and end the tour at the Mercado del Puerto, a center for traditional cuisine.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Spanish
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  • Tour the Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo and discover the heart of the Old Town of Uruguay's capital
  • Admire the restored Teatro Solis, Uruguay's oldest theater
  • Learn about the symbolism on the facade of the iconic Palacio Salvo
  • Be entertained by stories, both tragic and comedic, about the National History Museum
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Explore Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja on a 2.5-hour cultural walk. Immerse yourself in the rich colonial history of the Old Town as your guide points out the details of intricate neoclassical facades. Dignified and bustling, the Ciudad Vieja provides a setting straight out of a movie. Walk down the Boulevard Sarandi, location for many of the city’s museums, art galleries, and nightclubs. Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary about the most important characters in the city’s development and how they made the city grow through novel marketing schemes. View a 42-foot (13-meter) stretch of the city's original wall, and stroll along the 25 de Mayo to learn about the original layout of Montevideo’s historic buildings, putting the first colonial Governor's Home into its current-day context. Finally, discover the mysteries hidden in the facade of the emblematic Palacio Salvo. Finish the tour at the Mercado del Puerto, where you can grab a bite of traditional food, if you like.
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Meeting point

Your guide will be at the black lamps just outside Mercado del Puerto.

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  • Please note that the Farmers Market is only open on Tuesdays and Fridays
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based on 7 reviews

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Alberto was very kind and informative. We learned a lot of history and found out important details that would be missed just walking around.

December 24, 2022

Alberto did not speak Spanish that well and is not Uruguayan! He barely know about the city and was really frustrating. I've lost a morning at Montevideo... Hopefully, I hired another guided tour and that one was excellent.

December 4, 2019

Alberto is a very knowledgeable guide who speaks excellent English. We'd walked around many if the areas covered in the tour but it wasn't until Alberto explained the sights and the history behind them that we actually saw them. Very enjoyable!

November 26, 2019

Product ID: 18292