Home > South America > Uruguay > Montevideo > Ciudad Vieja > Ciudad Vieja Activites > El Cabildo
Page Rating
Content Quality:

Page Importance:
Author Pick:
Close Map

Book a Hotel or Hostel

Hotels Hostels & Budget


Check in Date

Check out Date

Number of Rooms

Top Uruguay

El Cabildo - Historical Building Montevideo - Uruguay

El Cabildo was once the government house during colonial times, serving a multitude of purposes like courtroom, jail, guardhouse and infirmary. It was the site where Uruguay’s constitution was signed, hence the name for the plaza on which it’s situated. Today, El Cabildo is a museum and a symbol of Ciudad Vieja’s colonial past. The monument houses the city’s historic archives including maps, photos, antiques and some art work. The building itself is Neo-classical Spanish style, and inside you’ll find white walls and arches looking out over open-air courtyards.


Juan Carlos GĂłmez 1362

Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, Uruguay

Historical Building Types:
Site of historic significance

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 11:15 a.m.-4.30 p.m.

Days Closed:Saturday, Sunday

Travel Skills: None

By Liz Demakos

Liz is currently reaping the benefits of a bad economic climate, scapegoating the job market as motive to head back abroad. Armed...

29 Jun 2011

Top Places to go in Latin America - as rated by V!VA Members
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:


Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password