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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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  • The Plaza array is picturesque and has a beautiful fountain in the Middle, there is a handicraft market. It is also there to the Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Conceição. It's a place known by the Uruguayans and must be visited. Stay in the old town.
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  • Small square, but with exquisite architecture. There is a fountain in the middle that is beautiful!. Around you are, among other attractions, the Church.
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  • Visit of tourists from cruise ships is beautiful with its source of the old Saturday antiques fair.
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