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Fuente de los Candados

Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, Uruguay (Formerly Fountain of The Love Padlocks)
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Ranked #38 of 86 attractions in Montevideo
Type: Fountains
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Santiago, Chile
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fountain located downtown at the corner of 18 de Julio and Yi. It kind of appears out of nowhere as you're walking by, as it's on the sidewalk. It's surrounded by a fence in which lovers have placed various types of locks. I was there on a Saturday morning and was the only one taking photos of it. Worth a... More

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Uruguay
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Located in the corner of the main Ave. 18 de julio and Yi street is this fountain, which is called the fountain of paddlocks, and the story is that the bar of the corner, a well known one in Montevideo (Bar FACAL), bought this fountain and had it stored for quite a while until they put it out. Around the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Its one of those really touristy things to do, but if thats your thing cross it off your list and go! Its not hard to spot...its right on the main street on the corner. I ran into it accidentally. The same type of lock and love is in Paris, basically the same idea.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

You're walking along 18 de Julio Ave and then you come across this small fountain with an iron fence. The fence is absolutely covered with locks with names/intials on them. The legend tell that if you put a lock there you'll come back to the fountain and the love will last forever. That's the legend, but the fact is that... More

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Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

You hear about cool things like this, like shoe trees or gum walls, so how nice to be surprised by a fountain surrounded by locks (of love). It's on the main walking street, so if you are walking towards the old town you will pass it, and it's small, but maybe take a second to reflect on all the love,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

quite an interesting fountain covered with hundreds of padlocks. Some of them look like they might be 80 years old. Before you look at all the locks make sure to turn around 180 degrees from the street directly behind the fountain to the small icecream and churro stand to check out the great eats. Of all the many many ice... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It's great if you are a tourist and you are in love to put your personal histories on it! Best street in the downtown!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Theres really nothing to go out of your way to see about this place. Its right next to La Facal, so if you go eat there, stop by here.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This kind of sight is very common in beautiful cities like Florence, Venice, Rome, Milan,....., although they have been banned lately, ...so, Montevideo should have one and it is very romantic to see how many couples have expressed their love with a lock!.....

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Byron Bay
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248 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

It´s just a small fountain, and people have attached all sorts of padlocks to the iron bars of the fountain, some of them old and rusted. I guess the idea is that the padlock keeps the love locked in, but I don´t really think it works that way. There is a good restaurant at the fountain corner where they serve... More

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