Plaza Zabala

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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,408 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
There are a lot of gathering places in Montevideo and this is one of the smaller but nicest ones. Maybe it was just the tour that we took but are there a lot of statues of men on horses, certainly more than most other places we have visited. If you look up you might see some colourful parrots. We were told this was a good spot for local families to meet but we visited the city as it was beginning to close down for tourism so perhaps did not see it at its best.
Written April 6, 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
Feb 2023
This was an easy walk from the cruise port. Another nice park on the smaller side with plenty of seating available to relax or people watch. There is an ornate sculpture of Bruno Zabala located here who is the founder of the city.
Written May 26, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
Oct 2019
The plaza is named after Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, the founder of the city. It is in the old town or Ciudad Vieja. The statue was installed in 1890. There are areas with trees and some interesting buildings face the plaza.
Written November 3, 2019
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,231 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
Take a look around the the variety of different trees that populate the grounds of this plaza/park. They are from around the region and the world. The statue needs to be looked at carefully. Appreciate the depictions. Take a look at some of the other pieces in the area too.
Written September 28, 2014
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blc45reb
Perth, Australia2,877 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
A very small square but very peaceful, a great place to think and reflect.
The are some very nice buildings around the square with statue in the centre.
We sat and watched the birds that locals where feeding, local green parrot’s and sparrows. It was quite pleasant to just sit and relax.
Written March 25, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
I was surprised to see this so highly rated as our hotel was on this square and our room overlooked it.

Apart from the statue of de Zabala on a horse, some swings and trees plus some good looking architectural buildings around its sides, it didn’t look that special. Maybe it was because half of the roads and footpaths around it were in the process of being dug up.

De Zabala I read, was a Spanish sailor and administrator charged with controlling piracy and resisting Portuguese incursions into the River Plate. He built a fortress that eventually became the site of the town then the city of Montevideo.
Written November 17, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,757 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Not the largest plaza, but one of the more peaceful and attractive. The architecture here is less brutal and the park's statues are worth seeing.
Written July 29, 2017
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This plaza is in the Ciudad Vieja. In 1878, during the dictatorship of Colonel Lorenzo Latorre, it was decided to demolish the old fort and build a public square in its place. The most important landmark in the square is the equestrian statue of Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, who founded Montevideo in 1724. Uruguayans know how to build imposing statues.
Written April 28, 2017
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Robert A
Phoenix, AZ3,466 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Dominated by this magnificant ornate statue, this nice local residential area plaza is great to visit and pass through as visitors work their way from the Cruise Port into the CBD and Independence Plaza.
Written March 27, 2017
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Willem K
962 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Plaza Zabala is a nice little green spot in the middle of the old city. We spent a few nights at the Alma Boutique hotel, which looks out over it. The trees are great, but it is no way a must see - however a change from the otherwise not so green city of Montevideo.
Written December 20, 2016
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