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If on a weekend getaway to Montevideo you have intentions of shopping we recommend you to go to the Punta Carretas Shopping.
In this shopping, located in José Ellauri 3250, converge the main local and international brands. The building is located close to the ramble and in the District of Punta Carretas, one of the most distinguished neighborhood of Montevideo.
Punta Carretas Shopping is a place lit, well care and always very busy, ideal to go with time to spend a morning or in a rainny day. It has large spaces with couches to rest between purchase and purchase.
It also has an attractive entertainment proposal: food stores, ten cinema rooms and a theatre invite you to a time of fun.
Punta Carretas Shopping is divided in three floors with more than 200 stores: there are elegant shops of clothing, Bazaar and decoration, electronic, jewelry, leather goods, perfumery, libraries, toy store and others products, including supermarkets.
Major brands include:
Bazaar and decoration
- Zara Home
- La Compañías del Oriente
- Hush Puppies
- Jazmin Chebar
- La Dolfina
- Polo Club
A bit of history
The building of the shopping was an old prison, originally opened in 1910. For decades, this penitentiary was one the unique buildings important in the neighborhood. Towards the end of 1986, after a stunning riot, the prison was evicted and remained empty for a few years.
In 1992 is decided to begin the recycling and remodeling of the building and in 1994 the old penitentiary opened their doors as the Punta Carretas Shopping retaining its facade.
The recycling project was the Argentine architect Juan Carlos López who was the author of Galerías Pacífico in Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan architect Casildo Rodríguez.
With its opening, the Punta Carretas Shopping renewed the commercial, social and cultural life of the area, making it one of the most attractive tourist areas of Montevideo.
Useful Information of Punta Carretas Shopping
- José Ellauri 350 esq. Solano García and Francisco García Cortinas. Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay.
- Open year-round from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- The shopping mall remains closed only on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
- Hour: $55
- Fraction: $35
- Day: $450
- With VISA ON ITAÚ 15% discount.