On the northwest edge of the plaza, Archivo Regional contains historical documents along with pottery and glass excavated from the...
This recently reopened museum has a varied collection of Spanish artifacts, including colonial pottery, engravings, clothing and maps.
Portón de Campo
The most dramatic way to enter Barrio Histórico is via the reconstructed 1745 city gate. From here, a thick fortified wall runs south...
This little nightclub and bar with a fireplace makes a chic choice for tapas and drinks.
This funky corner place on Plaza de Armas is touristy but fun, with polka-dot tablecloths, vividly colored walls, an open kitchen and...
Plaza de Armas · interesting places nearby
Iglesia Matriz information
Uruguay’s oldest church – begun by the Portuguese in 1680, then completely rebuilt twice under Spanish rule – is the centerpiece of pretty Plaza de Armas. The plaza also holds the foundations of a house dating from Portuguese times.