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Plaza Matriz, Montevideo

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • It is very crowded during the week because there is home to many public offices and banks. But the Saturday morning is wonderful and can dine at the various restaurants nearby. During the week the Executive menu offers varied
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  • Linda plaza, with much respite around, the Cathedral type, House of Government, emblematic and characteristic of Montevideo... well designed place.
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  • Small square, but very pretty and the city's Cathedral. Has beautiful garden, clean, and a nice quiet place to stay. Stay right in the center of town, with well-known buildings around.
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  • Nice park with lot of green . Nice buildings too. Relaxing in the city
  • Nice place to go during the day. Saturday there is like a fly market and music in the street 😊
  • An antique plaza with outdoors cafes and restaurants. The perfect area to spend a relaxed afternoon
  • Nice little park with free wifi. Wifi rating 3/5 .Couple restaurants in the vicinity.
  • Is a good place in Uruguay to visit

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Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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