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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  • The Plaza is a very pretty square Matrix and many historic buildings and attracting looks for the architecture. Wooded lot, the square has in your centre a fountain which shows the influence of Freemasonry in the history of Uruguay.
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  • MATRIZ square (Plaza de la Constitución) was the greatest fortress city Plaza de San Felipe y Santiago. Since 1726, it was the first public open space of the old Montevideo, surrounded by the Town Hall and the Metropolitan Basilica, depending on the model of the laws of the Indies for Mediterranean cities (port was Buenos Aires) here were the popular celebrations both civic, religious, and military, as well as bullfights. In 1825 with the independence and the layout of the new city in 1836, he was losing the status as the favorite place for public and official acts. In century XIX planted trees in diagonal lines, is paved its roads and lanterns and benches were placed. In 1871, a fountain, sculptor Ferrari, placed to commemorate the inauguration of the drinking water in the city was built in the center of the square. During morning installed a market of antiques with artistic performances and the characteristic rhythm of candombe drums
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  • Step is walking through the pedestrian street in the historic center, square is nice, although a fair of not very interesting old and used items are located. She is the Church and the old City Council to visit for free
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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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