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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Montevideo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza Matriz and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Plaza de la Constitución, or Plaza Matriz, is the oldest square in Old Town. It is beautiful, full of trees, sorrounded by historical buildings on all 4 sides, the Cathedral, the Cabildo, and other ho...  more »
  • Is charming and surprising, it is not only a place, but that is full of activity, there are cafes, restaurants, music, dancing, antiques fair, settles very harmonic and well
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  • The correct name is Plaza Constitution ', next to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Like other squares, is a nice safe place for a rest. In the square there is an antiques fair, which gave us the impression that some things on sale there are objects or as old as soon as the Uruguayans don't use more at home and go there to sell to tourists. Even so, worth knowing.
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  • Nice little park with free wifi. Wifi rating 3/5 .Couple restaurants in the vicinity.
  • A cozy and lovely squares, many outlets, souvenir food and drink. A great place to spend time.
  • Nowadays is wonderfull Reacontioned and illiminated
  • Beautiful! A must do in Montevideo.
  • There is free Wi-Fi!!