This building was constructed as Montevideo’s Cabildo (Town Council) and Royal Prison and it is, at present, a museum. Located on Matriz Square, opposite the Cathedral, it is a landmark in the city. It features an inner patio and wide staircases.
CIUDAD VIEJA. Juan Carlos Gómez and Sarandí
Architect Tomás Toribio designed the building in 1804, in the Spanish Neoclassical style.
Interior and exterior shots.
Montevideo Locations Office