Shopping Tres Cruces (Bvar. Gral. Artigas 1, Montevideo) — located by the Tres Cruces bus station and within walking distance of the Centenario Stadium, this shopping center has 171 (mostly regional) retailers and stands.
Punta Shopping (Playa Mansa, Av. Roosevelt, Punta del Este) — designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott, this sleek three-level mall has 100 retailers, along with a 12-screen movie house. Located close to the beach, it even has a casino parlor with slot machines, as well as various amenities (restaurants, ATMS, etc.) normally found at other […]
Punta Carretas Shopping (Jose Ellauri 350, Montevideo) — visitors are surprised to hear that the classical-looking building that this shopping center is housed in was a one-time prison. Located near Parque Rodó, there are at least 176 retailers located here (selling everything from designer apparel to art supplies). Retailers present there include Adidas, Arrow, Columbia, […]
Plaza Arocena Shopping Mall (Av. Alfredo Arocena 1680, Montevideo) — compared to other shopping centers in Montevideo, this one is smaller, and is located in the upper class district of Carrasco. Its draw is the bigger name retailers that are located there.
Montevideo Shopping (Luis Alberto de Herrera 1290, Montevideo) — this is the country’s first major shopping center (which opened in 1985). It has over 180 retailers and a 10-screen movie theater. Retailers there include Adidas, Cat (Caterpillar), Crocs, Gap, Hush Puppies, Levi’s, Merrell, Mistral, Nike Shop, Puma, Reebok, Samsonite, and Zara.
Mercado del Puerto (Piedras 237, Montevideo) – this open air shopping center has been around for over 130 years (located by the city’s port – where cruise ships occasionally dock). A variety of souvenirs can be found here, as well as food delicacies. Because of the country’s affinity toward artists, many local painters come here […]
Acatras del Mercado — Galeria de Arte (Yacare 1595, near Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo) — many tourists recommend a visit to this classy-looking shopping destination near the harbor — a small shopping center dedicated strictly to selling paintings and arts & crafts (all done by local artists, as opposed to their being made in China). […]
Centro Comercial Rattan Plaza (Av. Jóvito Villalba, between Pampatar and Porlamar) – this shopping center, which has existed since the 1990s, has around 80 retailers (including some international brands like Clarks, Nine West, while the rest are local outlets). There’s also a play area for school children, art exhibits, musical events, and even gourmet cooking […]
Centro Comercial Sambil (Av. Jóvito Villalba, Pampatar) — located within the same boulevard on this vacation enclave, this is the largest mall on Margarita Island. Totaling 243 retailers, they include many of the same brands found in their Caracas outlet, the one difference being is that this outlet is located a short drive to the […]
Centro Comercial La Vela (Calle Los Uveros, Porlamar) – this shopping center is smaller than Costa Azul and Sambil, but still has a good selection of retailers and a decent food court. There is some entertainment during the weekends.