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Mercado del Puerto (Port Market)

Mercado del Puerto © Phil Whitehouse
Mercado del Puerto © Phil Whitehouse

Set under a vast, wrought-iron structure reminiscent of old European railway stations, Montevideo's port market is a lively affair. Historically, it has been a hive of trading activity since 1868. Today, it houses some of the city's finest steakhouses and seafood eateries.

It's a great place for people-watching, exploring the labyrinthine alleys crammed with stalls, watching buskers and entertainers, and generally taking in the city's atmosphere.