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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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  • It is the oldest plaza in Montevideo and is located in the first part of the city that was built, Ciudad Vieja. This leafy square was the heart of colonial Montevideo. On its west side stands the Igle...  more »
  • 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 »
  • A popular square with quite a "buzz" with market stalls, eateries etc Attractive & shady with trees & small enough to have an intimate feel  more »
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  • Nice park with lot of green . Nice buildings too. Relaxing in the city
  • 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
  • A cozy and lovely squares, many outlets, souvenir food and drink. A great place to spend time.