Montevideo’s Locks Fountain

We’ve just begun exploring Uruguay’s beautiful capital city, Montevideo. On our first day walking around we came across its special fountain dedicated especially for love padlocks.

Situated in a somewhat unromantic location on the busiest commercial street, Avenida 18 de Julio, the fountain is decorated with hundreds of locks painted with lovers’ initials.

The plaque on the fountain reads, “The legend of this young fountain tells us that if a lock with the initials of two people in love is placed in it, they will return together to the fountain and their love will be forever locked.”

This is actually the first time we’ve seen love padlocks despite their being a worldwide phenomenon. I wonder how many of these couples are actually still together?

Where is your favourite love monument in the world and what is it?

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