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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  • Provided that as tourists we visited the historical part it is good to have a guide who instructed us. The square is surrounded by emblematic buildings which, in turn, can visit the Cabildo, the Cathedral, Club (Uruguay?) and local fast food and restaurants. The square is very leafy with bananas which makes it pleasant in the summer and has the central source. From there all water service was started by main wing old town. Sunday creates a nice atmosphere.
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  • Nice, quiet square, to walk and sit awhile to rest, surrounded the Cathedral and restaurants to step. Located in historic district. It is to definitely visit.
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  • It is an emblematic square in the center of the old city of montevideo. In front of it are the mother church (central Church of Montevideo where dwells the Bishop of Montevideo and is Center of the whole of the churches of the country). Its construction and its source is beautiful. Also will find therein the Cabildo of Montevideo, Center of citizen of colonial power. In addition, Saturday very attractive picturesque Antiques Fair takes place in whole square. Is a tour not to be missed for those who visit montevideo
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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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