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 online itinerary planner .
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  • This Plaza is a charm. A delight to sit on the benches watching people pass. There is a tree full of nests of parrots that sing and fly over the site.
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  • Stop by because it was a passage in the old city, was sitting on the bench. In most local residents and tourists there were.
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  • Montevideo has a number of wonderful plazas to enjoy, and Plaza Zabala is one of my favorites. Though it lacks the activity of Plazas Fabini, Independencia, or Matriz, what makes this plaza so wonderf...  more »

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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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