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 Uruguayâ€™s constitution was signed, hence the name for the plaza on which itâ€™s situated. Today, El Cabildo is a museum and a symbol of Ciudad Viejaâ€™s colonial past. The monument houses the cityâ€™s historic archives including maps, photos, antiques and some art work. The building itself is Neo-classical Spanish style, and inside youâ€™ll find white walls and arches looking out over open-air courtyards.
Juan Carlos GĂłmez 1362
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
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