Take a walk with Alberto Rodriguez, a historian from New York who'll tell the story of Montevideo's Old City. He'll uncover its most colorful decades, from the 1870s through to the roaring 1920s, when there was rapid development here, led by a diverse group of industrialists. Behind today's facades, you'll find bawdy entertainment, exciting sports and a cast of fascinating characters.
el Mercado del Puerto, Plaza Matriz, Teatro Solís, el Palacio Salvo
The tour starts between the pink kiosk and the traffic light just outside the Mercado del Puerto/Port Market.
If you are staying in the city, take a bus that reads "Ciudad Vieja" or "Aduana". Get off at the Perez Castellano stop and walk down towards the port. Or take a taxi to the Mercado del Puerto.
If you are coming in by ship, exit the port on foot and cross the busy road at the traffic light. The tour starts a few meters to the left.
Places to stop along the way:
Confiteria 25 de Mayo is an excellent bakery to pick up pastries along the way.
Best time to walk:
During the day is the best time to explore the museums along the way.
The area is safe, but always be street smart. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera.