Plaza Matriz, Yerba Mate and Antiquing

Plaza Matriz on a Saturday is perfect place for travellers to enjoy a Mate and the open air Uruguayan plaza life.

Enjoy a Yerba Mate, or a cafe, stroll the plaza and browse the antique vendors, sit under the broad trees and enjoy a gelato. Its a relaxed environment and offers an introduction to the Yerba Mate culture.

News Kiosks at Plaza Matriz, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
News Kiosks at Plaza Matriz, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
Plaza Matriz, Antique Vendors, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
Plaza Matriz, Antique Vendors, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay

Plaza Matriz is the oldest plaza in Montevideo. Also known as Plaza de la Constitución (Constitutional Square) because the first Constitution of the Republic of Uruguay was sworn in here in 1830. Plaza Matriz is in the Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo.

Enjoying the Yerba Mate in Plaza Matriz, Antique Vendors, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
Enjoying the Yerba Mate in Plaza Matriz, Antique Vendors, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay (Photo Credit: BerniFromYVR)

Read : An introduction to Mate, the drink of Uruguayans, the Yerba Mate Culture

Plaza Matriz, panorama, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
Plaza Matriz, panorama, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay (Photo Credit: BerniFromYVR)
Interior in La Catedral Metropolitana at Plaza Matriz, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay
Interior in La Catedral Metropolitana (Iglesia Matriz) at Plaza Matriz, Ciudad Viejo Montevideo Uruguay

Enjoy!

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