Ciudad Vieja (Spanish pronunciation: [θjuˈðað ˈβjexa], Old City) is a historic neighbourhood in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Located in a peninsula at the entrance of the natural port of Montevideo it was founded in 1724 as a walled city by the Spanish Empire, after the independence of Uruguay the city rapidly grew outwards and the Ciudad Vieja remained as one of the central neighbourhoods, nowadays it serves as one of the main office districts of Montevideo, housing multiple banks and institutions, but also as one of main tourist attractions in Uruguay due to its historical significance and classical architecture.
Until 1829 it was surrounded by a wall that protected it from possible invasions. After the wall was torn down, the only part of it that was preserved was the main gateway to the Citadel, which remains to this day as an emblem of Montevideo. Some street names recall the presence of the wall, like Ciudadela (citadel) or Brecha (breach), which owns its name to the breach in the wall that the British managed to open to enter the city during the 1807 British invasion and brief occupation of the city before they were defeated.
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R L | Feb 26, 2018
A fantastic market with lots of restaurant's, Good atmosphere with lot's of BBQ meat going on. You can walk around and watch the meats being cooked, then choose a place to eat. The meat is cooked very well and tastes absolutely amazing. Gave only 4 stars as the prices could be cheaper. If it was a bit cheaper then it is worth a good 5 stars. A couple of shops that sell tourists stuff is also available.
Pablo Diaz | May 20, 2018
Good place for eat meat. Tasty dishes and tipical and folk ambient.
Peter Philippson | Jan 3, 2018
Bustling market with the smell of grilled meats. We had a lovely lunch of chorizo (not the Spanish version, but bursting with grill flavour) lack pudding, alas, grilled onion and peppers. Very full of people.
Steven Silverman | Mar 19, 2018
Unbelievable display of great tasting grilled meats at many restaurants. Bring your appetite!
Rodney Andrus | Nov 28, 2017
Great experience in sampling the local foods. BBQ meats were simply delicious and so tender. Many restaurants to choose from in a busy atmosphere. A must try.
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