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Mercado del Puerto : culture and gastronomy all in one


For 130 years, this small market opposite the harbour has been an essential part of any visit to Montevideo.

Designed and made entirely in the workshops of the Union Foundry in Liverpool, England, the Mercado del Puerto was shipped across the Atlantic, reassembled on site, and finally inaugurated on October 10th, 1868. The grand metal structure is no longer a fruit and vegetable market.

It has changed its vocation and now houses restaurants and shops. Try a typical asado(barbecue), featuring matambre(beef),chotos (lamb sausage), and chicken,and then check out the leather handicrafts.

Outside, you can buy watercolours of gauchos on horseback as well as local artisanal souvenirs.

Mercado del Puerto
Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 228
Montevideo 11000

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