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El Cabildo

Juan Carlos Gomez 1362, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
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Ranked #60 of 83 attractions in Montevideo
Type: Government Buildings
Description: Uruguay’s original town hall is now a museum exhibiting antiques, costumes, artwork and historic archives.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

First of all the photo shown of El Cabildo at the time Tripadvisor asks for this review, is incorrect. What is being shown is some modern building in the opposite corner of the square where the real El Cabildo is. The Cabildo is one of many historic heritage buildings in Montevideo, right in the center of the Old City (Matriz... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

El Cabildo is a historic colonial building, perfectly preserved. It's on a very beautiful plaza which is also flanked by the Cathedral and the Ministry of Labor building, which is what is depicted here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I wouldn´t go out of my way to see the building, but if you are in the neighborhood of Plaza Matriz you may want to take a peek, in fact you can see it from the plaza. It holds some works of art, IMO of fairly minimal value. It was the old town hall, I´m told.

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