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Address: Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, Uruguay (Formerly Fountain of The Love Padlocks)

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Cute...if you're a teenager in love

I had read about this fountain (there are similar ones in many cities around the world as well) in a popular guidebook. I actually passed it several times before stopping to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2016
backpacker31
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My god it is packed with locks. The picture in this post ( the initial one) must have been from years ago. There are so many locks there now. Its cute but you can do it in 3 minutes with taking pics.

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Thank angelina1813
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

You usually find this kind of tradition in bridges, like in Paris, but the idea of a fountain was very kind and this one is a lovely spot for pics.

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Thank Jose M
Montevideo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Clamping locks to a fountain is a thing I cannot understand. But calling this an attractions, is worse. Forget it! A waste of time.

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Thank Rafael F
Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I had read about this fountain (there are similar ones in many cities around the world as well) in a popular guidebook. I actually passed it several times before stopping to see it. Not sure why it's an official attraction. It is probably of interest if you're a teenager in love. When walking on Avenida 18 de Julio it's worth... More 

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Thank backpacker31
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We just happened to find this while walking around Montevideo. Found it interesting...but still don't quite understand why people are so intrigued with putting locks on structures.

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Thank LPLoveToTravel
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I don't know if you can really call this an attraction? I wouldn't recommend this to anyone but someone who has an obsession with putting their and their significant others initials on padlocks and locking it on public property.

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Thank Lisa G
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I didn't understand this at all. I'm in love, but why a padlock should symbolized love? May be you're a possesive person and you'll love this.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It is a copy of an original, it is very dark in the evening, so you can walk by it and not see it. Could be something but it is like no one cares !

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Ottawa, ON
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

For couples: if you are in a couple trip in Montevideo, bring a lock with your initials on it and lock at the Fuente! Next to this fountain, there is a nice cafe (Facal) you can have a mate/cappuccino/cafe or anything in a little romantic place! I LOVED IT!

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Thank zenoOttawa_ON
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

If you do not pay attention you will not see it. Just close to the city centre on the main avenue nearby.

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