Then thanks to travel advice from Tony Quinn, we visited the Museo de Futbol, located in a corner of the Estadio Centenario, the stadium where the first World Cup was played in 1930 (where the US had its highest ever World Cup finish).
|Paul in Estadio Centenario|
|Cabinet about the 1930 USMNT|
|Jean and Nancy with framed futbol jerseys etc|
|Newspaper front page commemorating Uruguay's win over Holland in the 1930 World Cup semifinal|
|One photo of each goal scored by Uruguay in the 1930 final|
Then we drove to the Old City, where we gawked at the Palacio Salvo on the Plaza Independencia before spending a couple of hours visiting banks to try to solve a serious problem -- our ATM card was not working (we managed to get a large cash advance in the end).
|Palacio Salvo behind Plaza Independencia|
|An old street sign|
Then we went to the Mercado del Puerto, a collection of grilling restaurants. We had some excellent fish and sweet potato -- it took sending the first beef dish back to get a tender plate, but the grilled chicken as hopelessly dry.
|Entrance to the Mercado del Puerto|