Plaza Matriz, Montevideo

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Take a stroll through Plaza Matriz, the oldest plaza in Montevideo, to admire period architecture in a vibrant atmosphere. The center of colonial Montevideo, the square stands between some of the longest-established public buildings in the city, with the leafy plaza offering views of neoclassical buildings through the trees. Well-maintained and lively, the plaza hosts an abundance of street performers and street food vendors, making it a nice place to take a break. Market stalls selling trinkets, antiques, and souvenirs dot the square, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of daily life. To visit Plaza Matriz on your holiday in Montevideo, and find out what else Montevideo has to offer, use our Montevideo online sightseeing planner .
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  • After walking around Montevideo aimlessly for hours Plaza Matriz (Plaza Constitucion) was charming surprise. For the first time it was possible to find something to buy on many stalls selling "antique...  more »
  • Cozy square is well wooded, a good option to take a break. In the afternoon there are a number of stalls selling handicrafts, souvenirs and the like. We didn't find very attractive prices.
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  • They offer a varied menu. Very fresh fish, seafood also and has an acceptable Grill. It is family. You can go comfortably dressed. It is preferable to go early or book that has a lot of people. As for the price, it is very suitable. The relation price quality is very good. It has a natural environment very fishing!
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  • The accent is endearing. The less well-educated the stronger it is. It's most prominent feature is the replacement of the 'y' sound with 'zh', (voiced fricative) as in 'yo' and 'caballo'. And another peculiarity: I don't know yet if it's an affectation or a more specific regionalism or if I just misheard. This kid on the mall called his buddy 'Jaime' (voiceless fricative) and pronounced it 'Chaime' (voiceless affricative). Taken together these substitutions make for a reverberative mask that must be stripped away before comprehension occurs. The rubric for these sound names is really confusion. I'm going to have to sit down and do a full cross-language comparison. There's also the sibilants and the Chinese retroflex and palatal sounds to quantify. Another area of interest is the different way the 'r' sound occurs in languages, from the teeth-clenched grunt in Chinese ('re' for hot) to the near gurgle in French ('roi' for king) to the Hebrew vehement aspiration ('chai' for life) to the Dutch and German gutturals.
  • Some years ago, this place must have been "the spot". Now it is another old plaza, beautiful, but faded. Don't walk there late at night. Otherwise, nice place.
  • 2/5 - IGN for not knowing de way
  • 蒙得維的亞老城的中心廣場,旁邊是大教堂,算是拉丁美洲殖民地模式城市的核心。
  • This plaza is really beautiful at night.

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