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Address: Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, Uruguay (Formerly Fountain of The Love Padlocks)

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Cute...if you're a teenager in love

I had read about this fountain (there are similar ones in many cities around the world as well) in a popular guidebook. I actually passed it several times before stopping to see... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
backpacker31
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We probably never saw such a density of locks as we did at this fountain. Very nice and just in front of it there is a good restaurant (La Faca), which opens almost at any time. Try their churos while you observe the fountain.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My god it is packed with locks. The picture in this post ( the initial one) must have been from years ago. There are so many locks there now. Its cute but you can do it in 3 minutes with taking pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

You usually find this kind of tradition in bridges, like in Paris, but the idea of a fountain was very kind and this one is a lovely spot for pics.

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Thank Jose M
Montevideo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Clamping locks to a fountain is a thing I cannot understand. But calling this an attractions, is worse. Forget it! A waste of time.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I had read about this fountain (there are similar ones in many cities around the world as well) in a popular guidebook. I actually passed it several times before stopping to see it. Not sure why it's an official attraction. It is probably of interest if you're a teenager in love. When walking on Avenida 18 de Julio it's worth... More 

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Thank backpacker31
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We just happened to find this while walking around Montevideo. Found it interesting...but still don't quite understand why people are so intrigued with putting locks on structures.

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Thank LPLoveToTravel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I don't know if you can really call this an attraction? I wouldn't recommend this to anyone but someone who has an obsession with putting their and their significant others initials on padlocks and locking it on public property.

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Thank Lisa G
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I didn't understand this at all. I'm in love, but why a padlock should symbolized love? May be you're a possesive person and you'll love this.

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Thank ArticPeneloP
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

It is a copy of an original, it is very dark in the evening, so you can walk by it and not see it. Could be something but it is like no one cares !

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

For couples: if you are in a couple trip in Montevideo, bring a lock with your initials on it and lock at the Fuente! Next to this fountain, there is a nice cafe (Facal) you can have a mate/cappuccino/cafe or anything in a little romantic place! I LOVED IT!

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