The Punta Carretas Shopping Center is situated in the Punta Carretas neighborhood in the city of Montevideo, in Uruguay. The shopping center was opened in 1994 and is the largest shopping center of Montevideo, and one of the largest in Latin America.
With three floors, the shopping center is a former prison turned into a shopping center. Not only locals but tourists also find this place worthwhile to shop for any items right from children’s wear to apparels and jewelry to souvenirs. Once in Montevideo, this center should not be missed and should be a must visit on the wish list for any tourist.
This former prison has become one of the best spots in Montevideo to buy everything from a hat to a pound of sugar. Former cells have become trendy stores. The inmates’ gym is now a huge food court and the roof has been revamped into a fantastic multiplex that plays more than 50 movies a day. The former prison garages are now a supermarket where fresh products of all sorts can be bought and now Punta Carretas is the city’s most exciting dining quarter.