Ciudad ViejaMontevideo

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Get away to Ciudad Vieja! Enjoy the history, museums, and architecture.

Head to sights like Plaza Zabala and Montevideo Cathedral as you discover Ciudad Vieja—an area also notable for its historic sites.

Top Hotels in Ciudad Vieja

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Montevideo Columbia
NH Montevideo Columbia
4.5 out of 5
Rambla Gran Bretaña 473, Montevideo
$53
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Ciudad Vieja, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Independence Plaza and Solis Theater. Puerto de Montevideo and Port Market are also ...

3.8/5Good! (397 reviews)

"Great location to old town, port market, etc. Rambla right out front, easy walking distance to most attractions."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

NH Montevideo Columbia
Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
4 out of 5
Piedras 234, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
$79
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Ciudad Vieja, this romantic hotel is steps from Port Market, Carnival Museum, and Puerto de Montevideo. Maciel Hospital and Museo de Arte Precolombino ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (378 reviews)

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Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
Axsur Design Hotel
Axsur Design Hotel
4 out of 5
Misiones 1260, Montevideo
$78
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Ciudad Vieja, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Solis Theater and Puerto de Montevideo. Bay of Montevideo and Tres Cruces Shopping Center are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (385 reviews)

"Very good location to old town & shopping/cafes. Need extra towels in kitchen area."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Axsur Design Hotel
Puerto Mercado Hotel
Puerto Mercado Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cerrito 262, Montevideo
$42
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

This family-friendly Montevideo hotel is located on the waterfront, steps from Port Market, Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indigena, and Peatonal Sarandí. House ...

4.2/5Excellent! (520 reviews)

"The hotel is conveniently located for my needs. The rooms are okay, but not spectacular. The pillows are the hardest I have ever encountered!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Puerto Mercado Hotel
Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Solis 1433, Montevideo
$152
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24

Located in Ciudad Vieja, this hotel is steps from Peatonal Sarandí, House of General Jose Garibaldi, and Palacio Taranco. Plaza Zabala and Museo Historico Nacional ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)

"Beautiful restored property in the old city. (Was it a grand home at some point?) Walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, the Rambla (very long boardwalk along the coast eastward from Ciudad Vieja). Modern conveniences with old-world style. Very friendly and efficient staff. The park across ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
Splendido Hotel
Splendido Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Bartolomé Mitre 1314, Montevideo
$30
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Located in Ciudad Vieja, this hotel is steps from Solis Theater, Louvre Antiques, and Teatro Sobre Ruedas. Independence Square and Museo Torres Garcia are also ...

3.7/5Good! (93 reviews)
Quirky Budget Hotel with Charm

"A good choice if you are looking for a budget hotel with character. The staff are friendly and warm, the location is great, and there are authentic art deco and other antiques throughout the hotel, including the rooms, which are all different. The sheets and towels were clean, though definitely not ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Splendido Hotel

Popular things to do in Ciudad Vieja

Solis Theater
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Solis Theater

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Famed for its architecture and acoustics, this theater is a fantastic place to watch ballet, comedy, theater and opera performances.

Montevideo Cathedral
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Montevideo Cathedral

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Admire the neoclassical architecture and elegant interior of this historic cathedral and then spot the tombs of famous Uruguayan dignitaries.

Port Market
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Port Market

4/5(30 reviews)

Step inside this impressive 19th-century marketplace to experience the sights, sounds and smells of traditional Uruguayan steakhouses. 

Centenario Stadium
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Centenario Stadium

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Visit the location of the first soccer World Cup, spot historic soccer memorabilia and artefacts or attend concerts by well-known international artists. 

Salvo Palace
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Salvo Palace

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Admire a tower building that combines an eclectic mix of architectural styles and then enjoy spectacular city views from an observation deck. 

Legislative Palace
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Legislative Palace

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Legislative Palace is just one of the places to see in Montevideo, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the shops in the area.

Top activities in Ciudad Vieja

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$32

Cruise the streets of Montevideo on a convenient of a hop-on hop-off bus that hits all the city's vibrant neighborhoods, can't-miss attractions, and historic landmarks. With unlimited rides through the duration of your pass and frequent departures throughout the day, its the ideal way to explore the Uruguayan capitol.

Guided tour of Taranco Palace
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Guided tour of Taranco Palace

$12

We invite you to visit this ancient Palace in the city of Montevideo, built at the end of the 19th century by the french architect Charles Louis Girault, author of the Petit Palais of Paris.

Montevideo Tourist Bus
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Montevideo Tourist Bus

$32

We invite you to know the city of Montevideo in the iconic Tourist Bus, this proposal with a duration of 24 hours allows you to know all the points of tourist and historical interest. With the possibility of Hop On - Hop Off in all the stops of the circuit you will be able to know the city in all its extension.

Walls of colonial Montevideo Tour
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Walls of colonial Montevideo Tour

$41

This guided tour along the line of the walls of colonial Montevideo, starting from the vaults on the Rambla 25 August to the Cubo del Sur, aims to make the city known in a different way with stories, music and observation of heritage remains, guided by specialists and accompanied by characters from the colonial past.

Bus Turístico Montevideo / Hop On - Hop Off
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Bus Turístico Montevideo / Hop On - Hop Off

$24

The tour of the Tourist Bus lasts for two hours, departing from El Mercado del Puerto and arriving at the same place. The route consists of 11 stops distributed in different points of thecity with a carefully selected route to enjoy buildings, streets and monuments that enrich the cultureof the city.

Montevideo Welcome
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Montevideo Welcome

$145

The promenade, the access balcony to more than 30 kilometers of coastline, is one of the main attributes of Montevideo and an unmissable promenade for its inhabitants who usually resort to it to take mate and make extensive walks.

Other neighborhoods in Montevideo

Centro
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Centro

Known for Shopping, Museums, Cafes

3.5/5(52 reviews)

Centro is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Salvo Palace and Cagancha Square.

Aguada
Mercado Agricola de Montevideo featuring markets as well as a large group of people

Aguada

While visiting Aguada, you might make a stop by sights like Legislative Palace and Mercado Agricola de Montevideo.

Cordón
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Cordón

While visiting Cordón, you might make a stop by sights like National Library of Uruguay and Contemporary Art Space.

Parque Rodó
Colores de otoño...
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Parque Rodó

Known for Skyscrapers, Sea, Beaches

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Parque Rodó. You might want to make time for a stop at National Museum of Visual Arts or Ramirez Beach.

Carrasco
New spot! Drink beer
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Carrasco

Known for Beaches, Cafes, Casinos

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Beaches, casinos, and shopping are some highlights of Carrasco. Make a stop by Sofitel Montevideo Casino or Carrasco Beach while you're exploring.