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Plaza Zabala, Montevideo
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Catch some fresh at Plaza Zabala, named after and built around an equestrian statue of Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, the founder of the city of Montevideo. The area draws locals and tourists alike to enjoy its greenery and children's play area. The wide space makes the area great for dogs to play in as well. During lunchtime, the square becomes a favorite place for locals, who come to enjoy their meal in a peaceful environment. Make Plaza Zabala part of your personalized Montevideo itinerary using our Montevideo tour planner.
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  • The Zabala square in the heart of old town shares the Collnial style. While it is very nice it does not have a very special appeal. The central monument with a rider on horseback is like so many. Surrounded by an ancient gate size is one block approximately. You can see when one passes by the old Cuudad.
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  • It is interesting to take a spin through the square and admire it. I think is an important part of the promenade in old city
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  • Well designed square with a monument to the Center expressing the story. Is shaded, is in the old town, next to other attractions. You can reach it without effort.
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  • Peaceful...but lively...beautiful.
  • Amazing place full of birds, are there a big tree full of parrots chanting really nice, very clean, but only an objection I have before many public places in Montevideo like Plazas and parks, is why people smoking and why people bring their dogs to pass excrement on grass and urine everywhere? In my opinion it have to be reviewed for authorities, even if people take off dog excrement on bags.
  • great place to grab a drink, sit and chill
  • Hermosa plaza para pasear de día o de noche
  • Beautiful ride Montevideano to go at any time of the year, very protected from the wind. You can enjoy much in the winter. It has a small park for children with floor soft, very well maintained. Keep there is Park and day is a very quiet ride. It is a few steps from the Mercado del Puerto, breakwater Sarandí and the Citadel gate. Its design recalls the Parisian squares, something that is very much in the essence of the Montevideo at the beginning of the 19TH century. A curiosity is the only place I know in Uruguay whose Beltway has the clockwise direction and whose corners are not aligned with the streets of access. Know if there is another.
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