Feria de Tristan Narvaja

On Sundays in Montevideo, the Feria de Tristan Narvaja fills the streets for 7 blocks – yep, seven blocks! This is a bustling market with stalls selling an enormous selection of beautiful fruit, vegetables, new and used books, antiques, collectibles, bric-a-brac of all descriptions, jewellery, clothes new and used, artisan crafts, weapons and more. There are streets filled with rows of stalls vaguely grouped and it feels as though everyone in Montevideo is there to shop, browse, buy, eat or to sell. In true Uruguayan style, despite the streets being full and the crowds large, there is no hurry or sense of urgency and the stall holders are delightfully relaxed about their possible customers and sales. An astute buyer may find a bargain browsing through such a vast array of second hand goods. Truly a market we were glad not to have missed and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the middle of the day, just a couple of kilometres from our hotel.

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