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Welcome to Mercado del Puerto (Port Market)

Mercado del Puerto (Port Market)

Montevideo's historic port market is a lively affair, which takes place under a vast wrought-iron structure reminiscent of old European railway stations. Since 1868 it has been a hive of trading activity, and today is also the venue for some of the city's finest seafood eateries and steakhouses. Full of colour and life, it is a great place for people-watching, exploring the labyrinthine alleys crammed with stalls, watching buskers and entertainers, and generally imbibing the atmosphere of the city. The market is only open in the mornings, and is at its most lively on Saturdays.


Information & Facts

Language
The official language is Spanish.
Money

The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU), but US Dollars are also accepted by some tourist businesses, retailers and taxi drivers. The peso is divided into 100 centécimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange Shops, which both offer similar exchange rates. Exchange rates tend to fluctuate frequently. There are plenty of ATMs available in shopping centres and attached to banks in commercial areas, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted by shops and restaurants. Travellers cheques are easiest to exchange if in US Dollars.

Time
GMT -3 (GMT -2 from October to March).
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