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.
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  • This square is very beautiful and elegant one. In the middle there is a superb fountain, then a lot of platans and the cathedral behind them.  more »
  • Historical place at the city , near the Cathedral, surrounded by shops and restaurant. You can spend a few hours visiting and taking pictures.  more »
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  • This is my favourite plaza here as it is so green and relaxing. Lots of shade provided by the beautiful sycamore trees, and plenty of benches where you can sit. A church faces onto one side of the square. Around the area there are plenty of places to eat and some small craft stalls within the plaza.
  • One of the most beautiful squares in Uruguay. Full of esoteric concepts and signs, it’s part of Montevideo’s founding and its history. A must-go place together with its cathedral. Ph: librería Puro Verso, near Plaza Matriz.
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