The Mercado del Puerto is a market situated by the port in Montevideo, Uruguay. The market which was created in the 19th century was the idea of merchant Pedro Saenz de Zumarán who wanted to create the biggest market in South America. The market has always been a place where people trade goods, particularly food. Today, the market still stands as a place to visit with the hope of experiencing trade in Uruguay, it mainly contains restaurants selling fresh food with an onus on meat-based foods.
Head to the port area of the city. Many of the city’s buses stop at the port. The ‘Estacion’ rail station is also close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The market is open to visitors 9am-5pm daily except for on a Friday when it is open till 7pm. There is no admission fee at the market.